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How Green is Propane Compared to Other Fuels?

Discover the eco-friendliness of propane

efficient home fuels maineThanks to the activism that Earth Day helped spark after it began in 1970, initiatives like the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act were passed, helping to reduce air and water pollution in the United States.
While our environment has improved substantially, there are nonetheless several challenges. Trash is swamping our oceans, with two huge garbage islands more than double the size of Texas in the Pacific Ocean. Deforestation all around the world has caused soil erosion and a loss of trees that convert carbon dioxide to oxygen.

The threat of climate change-related damage continues to grow. Antarctica recently had a heatwave that sent temperatures soaring 70 above normal. The Conger Ice Shelf, approximately the size of New York City, collapsed into the South Ocean in March.

However, there are things we as individuals can do to help the environment. We can recycle and compost. We can reduce our electricity usage at home with more efficient lighting and appliances. We can choose fuel-efficient vehicles. And with reliable propane delivery from P. Gagnon & Son, you can have clean-burning propane in your home to make it more environmentally friendly.
When it comes to the environment, propane has several benefits. It is a domestically produced product. More than 90% of our propane supply is manufactured in the United States.

Here are three other ways propane is good for the environment.

Reduce your carbon footprint

Propane combustion generates far lower levels of greenhouse gases than does electricity generation, despite the fact that it produces the same amount of energy. Propane also contains less carbon than other fossil fuels such as gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and ethanol.

Improve your energy efficiency

Reduced energy consumption results in lower greenhouse gas emissions. Propane can help you accomplish this! That’s because propane-fueled appliances use less energy than comparable electric appliances. A propane tankless water heater, for example, might save you up to 50% on energy costs when compared with a comparable water heater that is powered by electricity. A propane clothes dryer uses less energy because it dries laundry 25% faster than similar electric dryers.

Protect the environment

Unlike natural gas, propane is named as an alternative fuel in both the 1990 Clean Air Act and the 1992 National Energy Policy thanks to it not containing greenhouse gases.

Propane, unlike crude oil, is safe and does not spill, pool, or leave a residue in the unlikely event of a leak. It simply dissipates into the air. Propane is non-toxic and will not harm water, soil, air, aquatic life, or plant life.

With dependable propane delivery and expert propane appliance installation and service from P. Gagnon, you not only shrink your carbon footprint but also save on energy costs while enjoying greater comfort! Become a customer today.