Do you ever feel like most of your money spent on home heating goes up in smoke? There’s no doubt, energy bills are a huge part of home budgets. However, it’s not the only factor to consider. Home energy consumption has a direct impact on the environment, which is something everyone should be concerned with.
What if there was a way to lower heating costs and gain efficiency while also minimizing your carbon footprint? There is. It’s called propane, and MacDonnell Fuels has it for you. There’s more in the tank when you get propane from MacDonnell Fuels.
Here are some reasons why propane is an excellent heating fuel for any home:
We make getting propane easy
MacDonnell Fuels has been in the propane supply business since the summer of 2012. Our service team can help you choose the most efficient options for your home. We do this in several ways:
• Automatic deliveries
• Budget planning
• Flexible payment options
• Seasonal fill-ups
• Expert advice for heating efficiency
Its high-efficiency burn makes it more affordable
More energy output, plus higher efficiency, means long-term cost savings. While oil furnaces are around 80% efficient, propane fueled furnaces are up to 95% efficient. This is due to the fact propane delivers more BTUs per unit than natural gas or electricity. Take this for example: A propane furnace can get up to 20 degrees (Fahrenheit) warmer than an electric heat pump. Also, it has a higher octane rating than traditional gas, which means it has a higher energy level than other kinds of fuel. Faster heat saves money, especially when it comes to hot water tanks which are notorious for high-power consumption.
No matter if you’re heating a small space, like a garage or mobile home, or heating a lavish mansion, propane is a perfect heating option. Propane tanks don’t take up a lot of space and are easy to maintain. Plus, unlike electrical heating options, propane keeps working during power outages. Virtually every heating appliance in your home can be fueled with propane. Check out this list:
• Space heaters
• Water heaters
• Furnaces and boilers
• Cooking stoves
• Clothes dryers
• Back-up generators
• Fireplaces and patio heaters
• Pools and spas
• Outdoor grills
Imagine the possibilities for your home!
Propane is a non-toxic gas that is heavier than air. It cannot spill or leave any residue behind in a potentially dangerous, and messy, pool. Even in the event of a leak, propane settles to the lowest point—your ground or floor—and will eventually dissipate into the air. Since it is non-toxic, homeowners never have to worry about small pets and little children. Also, propane won’t catch on fire when exposed to the air unless temperatures in the air reach close to 540 degrees Celsius, which isn’t a very likely scenario.
It’s better for the environment
Simply put: propane burns cleaner than fossil fuels. It also emits less carbon when burned than most other gases. Propane is a low carbon, clean-burning energy source that basically emits no air pollutants and is safely transported and used across Canada every day. Compared to other fuels, using propane helps to improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment.
MacDonnell Fuels knows propane better than this blog post can convey in a short period. If you’re serious about saving money, being energy efficient and keeping the environment in mind, contact the experts at MacDonnell Fuels today to learn more and to get started. There’s more in the tank at MacDonnell Fuels.