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Is Propane Gas Environmentally Friendly?

Environmentally friendly

One of the best ways to live greener in the world is by choosing an eco-friendly fuel for your home – and when it comes to environmental performance, propane is at or near the top of the list of home heating fuels.

Because propane is such a simple hydrocarbon, it is one of the cleanest burning fuels available, sporting a lower carbon content than fuel oil, gasoline, diesel, or kerosene. It also emits far less greenhouse gas per BTU than almost any other home fuel, making it a great choice for Buffalo- and Rochester-area homes where eco warriors reside.

Four reasons why propane is considered a “green” fuel

If you’re looking for a clean, green fuel for your home, propane could be just your ticket for these reasons and more:

  • It reduces greenhouse gas emissions – Propane produces 38 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than heating oil, with low carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions. A high efficiency propane gas furnace emits 10,000 fewer pounds of carbon per year than standard oil-fired furnace!
  • It’s non-toxic and can’t spill – Although it is stored in a liquid state, a propane leak will simply vaporize into the air, unlike heating oil which can pool and lead to an extremely expensive and environmentally costly remediation. And because of its low-carbon nature, propane does not turn into greenhouse gasses or other harmful emissions when it is burned.
  • It’s highly efficient – Because propane combustion produces a lot of energy, you need less of it to power your appliances; propane-powered home appliances can reach efficiency ratings of 95 percent or more. By using less fuel, your propane equipment releases fewer emissions.
  • It’s EPA-approved – Propane is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved clean alternative fuel, offering lower greenhouse gas emissions than many other energy options without compromising performance in a range of applications.

Considering a switch from electricity to propane in your Buffalo- or Rochester-area home? We can help. Contact us today to learn more about propane and take a big step towards making our world cleaner and greener!

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