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Propane: The Earth-friendly Choice

Posted: April 18, 2022

Propane can help reduce your environmental impact

green home energy maineThanks to the activism that Earth Day helped inspire, laws like the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act were passed, helping to reduce air and water pollution in the United States.

Despite the fact that there has been much progress, significant difficulties persist. Our seas are being harmed by waste, with two enormous garbage islands in the Pacific Ocean. Deforestation has caused problems with soil erosion and the loss of trees that convert carbon dioxide to oxygen all over the world.

The threat of damage caused by climate change continues to loom.

However, there are things we can all do to assist the environment. Recycling and composting are two options. And with Murray-Heutz’s dependable propane delivery, you’ll have clean-burning propane in your home for a lower environmental impact.

Propane has several benefits for the environment. It is a domestically produced commodity. More than 90% of our propane supply comes from the United States. In fact, propane was named an alternative fuel in both the 1990 Clean Air Act and the 1992 National Energy Policy.

Here are three other ways propane is good for the environment. 

Reduce your carbon footprint

The combustion of propane releases about half the amount of greenhouse gases as the electricity production process that generates the same amount of energy. Propane is also lower in carbon than other fossil fuels such as gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and ethanol.

Improve your energy efficiency

A reduction in energy use results in less carbon dioxide emissions. Propane can help you achieve that goal! Propane-powered appliances use far less energy than comparable electric ones. A propane tankless water heater, for example, may save you up to 50% on operating costs when compared with a similar water heater that is powered by electricity. A propane clothes dryer saves energy by getting laundry dryer 25% faster than comparable electric dryers.

Protect the environment

Propane is non-toxic and does not spill into the ground in the unlikely event of a propane leak. It simply disappears into the air. Propane will not harm water, soil, air, aquatic life, or plant life.

Become a Murray-Heutz customer and get reliable delivery of clean-burning propane!