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Eight Things You Might Not Know about Propane

Propane room heater

Posted: March 30, 2018

Do you know what propane can do?

When it comes to powering systems and appliances in your home, the answer is just about anything – and usually, it can do it better and for less money than other fuels (especially electricity).

Here are eight facts you might not know about clean, green propane:

  1. Propane is about the most versatile fuel around, able to power just about any home appliance – from furnaces and boilers to water heaters, spas, cooking ranges, and more. Propane furnaces and water heaters can reach efficiencies as high as 98 percent.
  2. According to, one gallon of propane generates the equivalent of 27kWh of electricity – at current prices in Maine and New Hampshire, that 27 kWh would cost you anywhere from about $4.50 to $5.50, compared to less than $2.50 for propane.
  3. Propane only emits a fraction of the greenhouse gas that electricity, which is often produced by burning coal, or gasoline. In fact, propane is the only alternative fuel recognized by the 1990 ammendment to the Clean Air Act as a clean fuel.
  4. Propane gas doesn’t spill, pool, or leave a residue; this makes it harmless to soil or water in the event of a leak.
  5. A propane backup generator can not only keep the lights on – it can also power your home security system, your sump pump, and other systems that can protect your family and property during a power outage.
  6. Unlike an electric range, a propane cooktop enables precision temperature control – which is why nearly 95 percent of professional chefs choose to cook with gas.
  7. A propane clothes dryer generates less static than electric units, which means it will cause less wear and tear on your clothing.
  8. More than 90 percent of the propane used in the U.S. is produced domestically; about three-fourths of the remaining supply comes from Canada. When you buy propane, you’re contributing to our energy independence!

Propane – the clean, green fuel for your Seacoast home. Contact us today to learn what propane can do for you!