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Electric Heat Isn’t as Great (or Green) as You May Think

Propane is an eco-friendly and cost-effective option

clean home heating new yorkElectricity has a lot of advocates, but it also has some serious pitfalls. On the other hand, propane is exceptionally versatile and eco-friendly. Propane also saves you money because of how efficient it is—that’s good for your budget and the environment. Let’s take a look at how propane does better than electricity, and why it’s the right choice for heating your Buffalo or Rochester, New York home.

Let’s start with the BTUs

Propane outperforms electricity in terms of BTUs. An equivalent amount of propane produces more BTUs than electricity. That means you don’t need as much propane as electricity to generate the same amount of heat. The less energy you need to heat your home, the less you use. And the less you use, the less you spend on heating costs. You’ll also produce fewer carbon emissions.

Propane appliances are significantly more efficient than their electricity-powered counterparts because they waste very little fuel during the combustion process. For example, a propane clothes dryer saves time and energy by drying your laundry 25% faster than an electric dryer would. You’ll also be left with fewer wrinkles, so you can spend less time and energy ironing!

Feel the heat

A propane furnace is capable of generating enough warm air to heat your New York home. Propane furnaces are high-efficiency heating systems. They outperform electric heating systems—especially in colder weather. (And we’re getting plenty of that this winter!) The colder it gets, the better off you are using a furnace versus an electric heat pump to heat your home. Electric heat pumps simply don’t perform well when the outside temperatures approach freezing. That’s just not good enough in Buffalo and Rochester, New York, where cold is a matter of fact all winter long.

If you’re looking for targeted heat, propane space heaters provide a safe, efficient, and cost-effective way to warm any space in your home.

If you’re looking to take a hot shower, a propane water heater will outperform an electric water heater. The propane water heater will generate twice as much hot water as the electric water heater in the same amount of time. Propane water heaters also cost about 30% less than electricity to operate. And if you opt for a tankless propane water heater, you’ll save even more money—spending roughly 60% of what using an electric unit would cost. An additional benefit is that you’ll have a limitless supply of hot water on-demand. That’s especially wonderful if you’ve got a big family and you’re usually last in the bathing order.

A reliable source

Propane has clear advantages over electricity; and Irish Propane offers our customers reliable propane delivery.

Irish Propane is a fourth-generation, family-owned, and certified women’s business enterprise that delivers quality propane to homes in central and western New York. Irish Propane provides our customers with fair and honest pricing, innovative solutions, convenient payment plans, and exceptional safety standards. We are there for our customers whenever and wherever they need us.

If you’re looking for a reliable propane supplier in or around the Rochester or Buffalo areas of New York, you can count on Irish Propane. Contact us today to learn more or request delivery.

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