When Is a Good Time to Convert to Propane?

Written on: May 1, 2023

Propane Wins vs Heating Oil & Electricity

propane conversion Garrison, ny Downey makes propane conversion easy. And there are a lot of great reasons to switch to propane for your Hudson Valley home. It offers great performance and efficiency, affordability, versatility, reliability, and safety. What more could you ask for from a fuel?

Is now a good time to convert to propane? Downey can help you answer that question. Our propane experts are on hand to explain the process of converting and help you decide whether it’s the right decision for you home.

Switching from Heating Oil to Propane

If you’re thinking about making the switch from heating oil, here are some things to consider:

  1. Modern propane furnaces are up to 90% efficient. If you have an older heating oil furnace, it may only be 60% efficient.
  2. Unlike heating oil, propane is nontoxic.
  3. A propane heating system will take up less space than a heating oil heating system.
  4. Propane gives you more versatility than heating oil. It can power a wide range of appliances inside and outside of your home. And when you switch to propane appliances like water heaters, cooking ranges, clothes dryers, and space heaters, you could end up paying less on your energy bills while also getting better performance!
  5. Propane has a smaller carbon footprint than heating oil.

Switching from Electricity to Propane

There are a number of reasons propane is the better choice than electricity as well:

  1. When your appliances are electric, you’re at the mercy of the electric grid. And we all know, especially with the prevalence of extreme weather, that power outages are becoming more and more common. Some propane appliances (like your grill) don’t require electricity at all. And a whole-house propane generator can keep all of your other appliances (propane and electric) operational during a power outage. So when you can’t count on electricity, you can still count on propane to keep everything in your home up and running.
  2. Day to day, propane water heaters cost less to operate than their electric counterparts and they also heat your water in less time.
  3. Cooking with propane offers better temperature precision than electricity. It’s the reason you find propane ranges in most professional kitchens.
  4. Versus electric clothe dryers, propane clothes dryers work faster and are gentler on your clothes. They also leave your clothes with less static and fewer wrinkles.

If you make the decision to convert your Hudson Valley home to propane, you can count on Downey Energy for safe and dependable propane home delivery. And if you enroll in our automatic delivery plan, being a propane customer is even easier because we handle everything from scheduling to delivery, so you always have enough fuel.

We also sell and expertly install a wide variety of propane tank sizes and can help you choose the one that will best meet your household’s needs (60 gallons, 120 gallons, 320 gallons, 500 gallons, and 1,000 gallons). So whether you need enough propane to power just one or two appliances or many and/or heat your whole house (or your mansion), we’ve got the right tank for you.

Finally, you can count on Downey Energy for the sales, installation, maintenance, and repairs of your propane appliances. That includes furnaces, boilers, and water heaters.

Experience the Downey Difference

If you’re ready to make the switch to propane, Downey Energy is here to help. From Cortlandt Manor to Carmel, all around Dutchess County, Orange County, Putnam County, and northern Westchester County, Downey Energy is here for our Hudson Valley customers.

Contact Downey Energy today to learn more or get started on switching to propane.