According to the National Propane Gas Association, over 50 million American homes use propane in some capacity. About 11.9 million households use it for heating, cooking, standby power, laundry drying and hot water generation. And those are just the start of its household uses.
Propane is a green, efficient, economical and versatile fuel for homes in Flagstaff, across Northern Arizona, and throughout the U.S. We’re happy to provide world-class propane delivery and propane appliance services to families in the Grand Canyon State.
Here are five reasons that our customers love using propane appliances in their homes.
Do you want to get the most bang for your energy buck? Propane appliances have some of the best fuel efficiencies around, which can keep your family comfortable while reducing energy costs. Consider these efficiency facts:
The propane tank on your property can supply fuel for a range of home systems and appliances. In addition to furnaces, water heaters, ranges and clothes dryers, propane also powers many home amenities, including:
Additionally, you can enjoy true energy independence with a propane standby generator. These products keep lights, refrigerators, and medical and mobility equipment running even when the power grid fails.
Propane’s carbon intensity (the amount of carbon dioxide emitted to generate a given amount of energy) is way lower than gasoline and diesel. Because Arizona’s electric grid relies on natural gas and coal for over half its generation, our grid power’s carbon intensity score is nearly 70% higher than propane’s. Propane contains no methane (a potent greenhouse gas) and virtually no particulate matter (a carcinogen).
Propane is also nontoxic. Even in the rare event of a tank leak, this fuel doesn’t pose a threat to soil and water.
Not only are propane appliances generally efficient, but propane itself tends to be remarkably affordable. Virtually all the propane used in the U.S. is domestically made. This insulates it somewhat from global energy market fluctuations.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) enforces strict rules about propane handling, so few accidents occur each year. Moreover, today’s propane appliances are equipped with safety shut-off mechanisms. They also typically have electronic ignition systems to give you years of trouble-free operation.
Reach out to Superior Propane to explore your propane appliance installation and service options.