7 Unexpected Benefits of Propane Power

Posted: September 5, 2018

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As we saw in our last blog, you can make a pretty compelling argument about the benefits of switching from electricity to propane in your Maine home – at least from an efficiency standpoint. But what about quality of life benefits that come with converting to propane?

As it turns out, there are no shortage of those, either – including some that you may not have even known about or considered.

Did You Know About These Benefits of Propane Power?

Here are seven propane benefits that could just make life better for your family in the months and years to come:

  1. Longer showersPropane water heaters have much faster recovery rate than electric models, which means you’re far less likely to run out of hot water (if you switch to a tankless propane water heater, you’ll never run out of hot water at all).
  2. Cleaner, longer-lasting clothes – A propane clothes dryer dries clothes faster and produces less static cling than an electric dryer – which means less wear and tear on your favorite threads.
  3. Greater protection for you family and property – Power outages can be inconvenient at best and dangerous at worst; they can even create health risks for your family. A whole-house propane generator will keep your sump pump, security systems, refrigerators, and heating / cooling systems running even after the grid goes down.
  4. A longer – and better – outdoor season – Propane can turn your outdoor space into your family’s favorite room – complete with a propane-powered kitchen, hearth, and gaslights. Add a propane pool heater and propane space heaters and you’ll extend your outdoor season by a month or more.
  5. More money in your pocket – Because propane burns so hot and so efficiently, most propane appliances – from furnaces and ranges to water heaters and clothes dryers and more – cost significantly less to run than their electric equivalent.
  6. A healthier planet (and healthier kids) – Burning propane doesn’t produce greenhouse gasses, so your kids will have cleaner air to breathe when they get older; good for them, good for the Earth.
  7. A warmer, more comfortable home – Super-efficient (up to 98 percent) and reliable propane furnaces heat your house more evenly than electric-powered models, and they supply that heat at a higher temperature than electric heat pumps. This means more consistent, comfortable heating – important for the challenges of a winter here in Maine.

Discover the benefits of propane for yourself – contact Murray-Heutz today for a FREE estimate for propane conversions in your home!