Using Propane For Home Energy: The Environmental Benefits

Written on: March 8, 2021

Learn More About Cleaner, Greener Propane

clean home fuel oklahomaThe Oklahoma environment is precious to us.

It helps farms and other businesses prosper. It gives us beautiful places to live and play.

We need to do what we can to protect that environment. You can do your part by using propane! Pitmon provides safe and reliable delivery of clean-burning, efficient propane to your home or business.

Why is propane such an environmentally-friendly choice? Here are some of the reasons.

Propane Is Efficient

Propane helps you reduce your reliance on manmade energy. When you calculate the total energy consumed (meaning the energy used in the extraction, processing, and transportation of a fuel to its point of use), propane is dramatically better than electricity. Using this analysis, propane comes out as 87% efficient. Electricity is a mere 32% efficient.

Propane Is Clean Burning

Propane is named as an alternative fuel under both the 1990 Clean Air Act and the 1992 National Energy Policy.

Propane has a lower carbon content than gasoline or diesel. It burns cleaner and creates fewer emissions. Converting a vehicle to propane can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 90% compared with a similar gasoline-powered vehicle.

Many states and municipalities are trying to make using electricity for home heating a policy, believing it’s better for the environment. That is misguided. More than 40% of the electricity used in the United States is produced by coal-fired power plants. The pollution those plants create can lead to larger issues like smog and acid rain.

Propane, on the other hand, creates much fewer emissions than those created by the generation of electricity.

As we have shown, there are many ways that using propane is good for the environment. But you also benefit when you use propane appliances in your home. Heating your home and your water with propane can dramatically lower your energy costs. Cooking is easier and more fun with a propane range. You’ll be able to enjoy your own bit of the great outdoors with propane grills, pool and spa heaters, firepits, patio and deck heaters, outdoor fireplaces, and insect traps.

Want to enjoy what propane does for you and the planet? Become a Pitmon customer today!