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Propane: A Low Carbon, No Waste Fuel

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When most people imagine a carbon-free future, the fuel they probably think of most often is electricity. But there’s an even better way to shrink your personal carbon footprint: switch to propane gas.

Consider choosing propane for these great reasons and more:

  • It’s greener – Choose propane rather than electricity for space heating, cooking, clothes drying, and water heating and you could cut your carbon footprint in half. Replace your electric clothes dryer with a propane fueled model, for example, and you could reduce CO emissions by as much as three tons over the course of its useful life, says the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
  • It’s more efficient to produce – Nearly two-thirds of electricity generated at most power plants is lost between the plant and the consumer, says the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The energy produced by propane gas, on the other hand, is generated on the spot after being transported easily and safely.
  • It can be used anywhere – More than 12 million households in rural America depend on propane for heat, power, and appliances. Remote commercial enterprises rely on propane, too: for example, four out of five of U.S. farmers use propane grain dryers to reduce crop loss, improve yield, and preserve margins.
  • It’s great in a crisis – Propane is a reliable energy source after hurricanes, wildfires, or other disasters paralyze a community. It’s also the perfect fuel for generators, which can keep your appliances, safety systems, and other equipment working when the grid is down.
  • It saves money for those who need it most – According to a study released by the American Gas Association, policies that would force residents to convert their homes to electricity would increase average residential energy costs by as much as $910 per year, forcing lower income Americans to choose between heating their homes and critical necessities like food and medicine.

When it comes to providing high efficiency, eco-friendly energy, few options top propane gas. Contact us today to learn more about propane deliveries in Buffalo or Rochester, NY!

Please note: At Irish Propane, your safety and comfort are always our priority. Please see our Covid-19 Service Update Page to learn more about how we are working to keep our your family and our crews safe and your propane deliveries coming when you need them.

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