Propane at Home
Check the Facts.
And Warm Up to Propane.
Millions of homeowners who cook
outdoors use propane grills because they heat faster
than charcoal and release less harmful air
pollutants. Beyond the grill, propane is making a
difference today by providing a cleaner and more
efficient alternative energy choice to fuel buses,
police cars, taxis, delivery trucks, and vans.
Propane is also used in homes, in businesses, and on
farms for space and water heating, cooking, and
is a clean, highly efficient, versatile,
nontoxic fuel that is available now.
a nationwide distribution system and
infrastructure already in place, propane is
readily available wherever you live or work.
Nearly 97 percent of U.S. propane supplies are
produced in North America, providing an
opportunity to decrease dependence on foreign
Propane is a low-carbon alternative energy
source that has multiple applications.
Implementing the use of propane in residential,
engine fuel, and commercial uses will help the
U.S. meet state and federal goals to decrease
greenhouse gas emissions.
is a low-carbon fuel that many Americans use in
their backyard grills. But across the country,
propane is helping us do a lot more than grill
burgers. Itís already on the job moving people and
goods; itís at work in factories and on farms; itís
heating our homes and water, and helping us cook,
clean, and live more comfortably.
Propane makes all these things
possible, while at the same time reducing greenhouse
gas emissions and smog-producing pollutants,
improving air quality and decreasing U.S. dependence
on foreign oil.
at the facts:
Nearly five million U.S. households already rely
on propane for home heating and 3 million use
propane for residential water heating.
Propane-fueled water heaters produce 52 percent
fewer greenhouse gas emissions than electric
Propane-fueled tankless water heaters produce 61
percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than
electric tankless models.
tankless water heaters can cost up to 60 percent
less to operate than electric models.
Propane furnaces emit nearly 37 percent less
greenhouse gas emissions than fuel oil furnaces.
Propane vs. Fuel
is adequate for supplying heat, but, unlike propane,
it cannot power certain appliances such as ranges or
dryers. Fuel oil furnaces and water heaters are not
as efficient as propane models. In many instances,
hot water is derived from a fuel oil fired furnace,
requiring the furnace to run and wasting even more
energy. Their burner nozzles get clogged very easily
and need frequent maintenance. While propane is
clean burning, fuel oil produces soot and other
Contact a DiSanto Energy Consultant today to
learn just how easy it is to switch to clean,
efficient, economical Propane before the cold
weather sets in and the snow starts to fly.