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Propane Is Green Energy

Measured by carbon footprint, propane is one of the greenest energy sources available.

Studies from organizations including the Environmental Protection Agency reveal that propane is an attractive option for avoiding greenhouse gas emissions in nearly any application.

Propane gives off less than half the greenhouse gas emissions that electricity does, considering that more than half of the nation's electricity is produced by coal-fired power plants. Additionally, at the point of use, propane has a lower carbon content than gasoline, diesel, heavy fuel oil, or ethanol. Natural gas (methane) generates fewer carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per Btu than propane, but natural gas is chemically stable when released into the air and produces a global warming effect 25 times that of carbon dioxide. This means that 1 lb. of methane produces the same effect on climate change as 25 lbs. of carbon dioxide.

 

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A Greener Lifestyle Starts at Home

Propane helps homeowners make a positive impact on the environment.

Propane, one of the cleanest fossil fuels, is an approved fuel in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and 2005. And, because propane is nontoxic, it does not harm soil or water.

What does this mean in the most important place in the world—your home? It means you have choices when considering building or renovating, choices that can make your home more comfortable, help save money, and shrink your carbon footprint. Talk to your builder or contractor about propane appliances for your new home or remodeling project.

Home Heating

  • Propane furnaces emit nearly 37 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than fuel oil furnaces.1

Water Heating

  • Propane-fueled water heaters produce 52 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than electric models.1

  • Propane tankless water heaters produce 61 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than electric tankless models.1

  • Propane tankless water heaters can cost up to 60 percent less to operate than electric water heaters.2

  • Propane traditional tank water heaters cost up to one-third less to operate than electric water heaters.2 A family can save an average of 10 to 20 percent of its daily water use with a propane tankless water heater.2

1. Energetics Inc., Propane Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Comparative Analysis (Washington, D.C.: Propane Education & Research Council, July 2009).

2. M. Scott, Gregg, Propane as Primary Energy Source for Water Heaters (Washington, D.C.: Propane Education & Research Council, 2006).
 

You Can Rely on DiSanto Propane to Help Close the Sale

By offering customers the ability to choose propane-fueled appliances over electric, you're more likely to become their builder of choice.

Our DiSanto energy consultants are experts in their field. For more information about DiSanto Propane's Builder and HVAC business programs, contact a DiSanto Energy Consultant today.

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