Propane is one of cleanest, most versatile and efficient fuels around. It’s an American-made energy source that people can enjoy in so many ways. So why do people in Maine use home propane appliances?
Propane provides terrific value and it’s a domestically sourced and efficient alternative for running a wide range of home appliances that can help lower electric bills. Propane is also nontoxic and produces fewer carbon emissions than electric appliances. The list of household appliances and other equipment fueled by propane might surprise you.
Imagine never running out of hot water. When you replace your inefficient electric water heater with an innovative propane-fueled tankless version, you’ll be able to enjoy virtually unlimited hot water. (Even propane-fueled storage tank water heaters generate much more hot water at a cheaper cost per gallon.)
Tankless propane water heaters use a hot propane flame to heat water instantly on demand, rather than burning fuel constantly to keep a huge tank of water ready at all times. That will help you keep fuel costs down—in many cases by as much as 40%. In fact, homes that heat water with propane rather than electricity can see average annual savings of $174.*
Tankless units also take up considerably less space. About the size of a small suitcase, they can be wall mounted and located almost anyplace—closets, attics, crawl spaces—making them a great solution for home additions.
The same technology that makes propane ideal for water heaters makes it a smarter choice than electricity to power all kinds of appliances that use hot water or heat, such as clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, outdoor lighting, patio heaters, pool and spa-tub heaters, outdoor grills and indoor and outdoor fireplaces. A propane fueled fireplace provides all the warmth and charm of a wood-burning version, without the soot and ash and the need for kindling.
In the kitchen, the high degree of control and precise temperatures you get with a gas range can’t be beat, which makes it the choice of professional chefs, hands down. And propane grills are much cleaner and easier to use, while offering the same control.
When storms knock out power, a propane-powered backup generator will keep your lights and everything else running until the utility companies can make repairs. In addition, a gas stove will continue to work during a power outage. Now, that’s convenient.
Propane generates much more Btu’s than an equivalent amount of electricity, so you need much less propane to produce the same amount of heat energy. Also, propane appliances are very efficient so they waste very little fuel in the combustion process. On the other hand, about two-thirds of the energy used by a power plant to generate and transmit electricity is wasted.
Our customers choose Murray-Heutz for dependability, convenience, safety and personal service—all at guaranteed fair pricing. Our heating fuel prices are neither the cheapest nor the most expensive—because real value comes from more than just a low price.
Our prices are transparent with no hidden charges or additional fees. We offer all the same great services for propane we provide for heating oil, including automatic delivery service, price protection plans and service plans.
Contact Murray-Heutz to see all that we can do for you. We’re your guys for propane delivery ME, including propane delivery in Erie County and propane delivery in Androscoggin County. Trust us for scheduled propane delivery as well as emergency propane delivery in Turner, Lewiston, Auburn, Mechanic Falls and surrounding communities.
*Source: U.S. Department of Energy.