Propane Is Green
Measured by carbon footprint, propane is one of the
greenest energy sources available.
from organizations including the Environmental
Protection Agency reveal that propane is an
attractive option for avoiding greenhouse gas
emissions in nearly any application.
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.
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
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
Propane-fueled water heaters produce 52 percent
fewer greenhouse gas emissions than electric
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
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
Energetics Inc., Propane Reduces Greenhouse Gas
Emissions: A Comparative Analysis (Washington,
D.C.: Propane Education & Research Council, July
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
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.