Looking back a few decades, it’s commonplace that many of us grew up with homes heated by either heating oil or electric heat. So, the idea of fueling a home with propane might seem odd. After all, isn’t propane for grills and camping or recreation? As the cost of oil remains unpredictable, many homeowners are looking for a domestic fuel source with less volatile prices. Others are wondering if oil is the greenest choice. And once they learn more about propane gas, most people are discovering all the benefits it has to offer!
Propane is one of the cleanest, most versatile, and most efficient fuels around. It’s a domestically-sourced alternative fuel that can provide steady, reliable heat at an affordable price. Propane also offers exceptional performance and efficiency in a wide range of home appliances at a much lower cost than electricity.
Here are five things you may not have known about propane, and why so many customers in Southwestern Virginia are making the switch:
Propane is also made in the U.S.A. Propane is an American energy source. About 90% of the United States’ supply of propane is domestically generated, most of which comes from the processing of natural gas.
In other words, propane can offer more bang for your buck, all while protecting the environment. It’s a win-win for customers who care about the environment but also want to keep costs under control!
The same technology that makes propane ideal for water heaters makes it a smarter choice than electricity to power all kinds of appliances that use hot water or heat:
Similarly, oil leaks are extremely messy and expensive to clean up. While oil and gas are both potentially flammable in the event of a leak, oil leaks are extremely messy and very costly to clean up. That’s why many insurance companies offer a lower rate to customers who switch from oil to propane fuel for their furnaces.
Whether you’re ready to make the switch, or have more questions, the professionals at Southwest Virginia Gas Service have the knowledge, experience, and resources to answer all your questions about the benefits of a propane-heated home. And we can get you started with the right size propane tank for your needs, reliable propane delivery and more! Contact us for more information today.