Propane Plays a Role in America’s Energy Solution

Written on: February 14, 2022

This fuel has a lot to offer

clean energy new yorkThere are many reasons to use propane as an energy source for your Hudson Valley home. Propane plays an important part in America’s energy solution because it is eco-friendly, efficient, readily available, safe, and versatile. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits propane offers.

Propane is eco-friendly

Propane is one of the cleanest-burning fossil fuels available. You can reduce your carbon emissions significantly by using propane appliances in your home instead of electric appliances. A home that uses propane instead of electricity for heating produces up to 30% fewer carbon emissions. A home that uses propane for heating as well as water heating, cooking, clothes drying, and space heating produces up to 50% fewer carbon emissions than a comparable house that uses electricity.

Even though leaks are rare, propane also has the advantage that it doesn’t harm the environment. It doesn’t contaminate or damage the air, soil, water, plants, or water-based organisms. It simply dissipates.

Propane is efficient

Your money goes further with propane appliances than it does with electric ones because propane appliances operate more efficiently. Modern propane heating systems can achieve an efficiency rate of up to 98%! A propane water heater gets the job done in less time than it takes an electric water heater. The same is true of a propane clothes dryer. (It will also leave you with less static.) All of this is great for your wallet. Using propane will keep your energy costs as low as possible.

Propane is readily available

The US has a readily available supply of propane because most of our propane is produced domestically. That also means it’s availability and pricing isn’t affected by foreign conflicts. In fact, America’s supply of propane is so plentiful, we export roughly 10 gallons annually.

Propane is also readily available to you because it’s safe and easy to store in a tank on your property. As a propane user you’re not at the mercy of a utility company and all its potential infrastructure problems.

Propane is safe

You can have peace of mind as a propane customer. The National Fire Protection Association enforces strict guidelines for the handing of propane. As a result, propane has an extremely strong safety record. Propane is not as combustible as other fuels. And it’s nontoxic.

Propane is versatile

Propane can do a lot in your Hudson Valley home. In addition to heating, it can also safely and efficiently power your indoor and outdoor appliances. Propane also has more than residential applications. It’s used in a lot of commercial settings as well. Warehouses and factories use it as a cost-effective heat source. Propane’s low, nontoxic emissions also make it good for indoor forklifts, torches, and welders.

For all these reasons and more, you can feel good about using propane in your Hudson Valley home. And if you’re looking to switch to propane, Downey Energy makes conversion easy.

Downey Energy has been serving residential and commercial clients in the Hudson Valley for over a century. We have earned the loyalty of our customers through our dedication to service and reliability.

From Cortlandt Manor to Carmel, all around Dutchess County, Orange County, Putnam County and northern Westchester County, your neighbors know that Downey Energy is the Hudson Valley’s leader for reliable propane delivery. Click here to view our service area.

Contact us today to learn more and to experience the Downey difference.