Propane vs. Electricity

Discover how propane is better for your home!

Today, homeowners across the country are choosing between propane and grid-produced electricity for their home’s energy needs, particularly for heating, hot water and major appliances. It’s important to note that propane has several advantages over electricity in terms of efficiency and environmental impact.

Heating costs for electric vs. propane

Propane is a more cost-effective option compared to electricity for heating homes due to its higher Btu output per dollar Although electric heat pumps are suitable for small spaces and mild weather, they cannot match up to the cold nights in Central Connecticut. It is recommended to use a propane furnace or boiler for stronger and more consistent heat.

Propane is a better option than electric heat because it is more cost-effective and provides better warmth.

Electric vs. propane home appliances

Propane is highly efficient for various home comfort equipment. If you enjoy taking long, steamy showers, consider using a propane-fired water heater as it can heat more water for 30% less money than electric water heaters. For even greater efficiency and endless hot water supply, you may want to opt for a propane tankless water heater.

Propane clothes dryers can dry your laundry 25% faster compared to electric dryers and reduce static cling and wrinkles.

Are you a dedicated home chef? Then you’ll want to use a propane-fired cooking range, which offers more precise and immediate temperature control than electric stoves. That precision makes it easier to enjoy outstanding results from your cooking.

Propane and electricity—which is greener?

There is a common misunderstanding that electricity is a cleaner alternative to propane because it doesn’t emit greenhouse gases in homes. However, this is not entirely accurate.

In the US, burning fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas accounts for 61% of electricity generation and contributes to about a quarter of the country’s total greenhouse-gas emissions. This makes electricity the second-highest emitter of greenhouse gases after transportation. On the other hand, propane is a highly clean-burning fuel and emits almost no greenhouse gases or particulate matter. Moreover, unlike natural gas, it does not contain any methane gas.

Propane power is more reliable than electricity

Using propane as a source of energy for your heating and major appliances gives you the advantage of having an on-site fuel tank and being able to control your own energy supply. Unlike electric heat, hot water and appliances that rely on the overburdened and blackout-prone electric grid, a propane-powered home ensures that even if the power goes out, you’ll still have heating, hot water, cooking and laundry capabilities.

A propane whole-house backup generator provides additional security during power outages, helping to keep the lights, security system, refrigerator, sump pump and more running.

Tower Energy’s propane services allow you to enjoy the comfort, convenience, and security that propane provides. Become a customer today!