Propane: Part of America’s Energy Solution

Written on: November 29, 2021

Discover how efficient propane can be

propane company north carolinaHow Americans use energy has been in the news a lot lately. The electrical grid failure last winter in Texas, California utility PSE&G facing criminal charges over deadly wildfires caused by its equipment, a ransomware attack on the operators of the Colonial Pipeline, and the recent UN Climate Summit are all drawing attention to how we need to come up with solutions for the environment as well as our national energy security.

There are several ideas out there. Unfortunately, one awful concept has been supported by environmentalist groups and local and state governments. Mandating that residences only be heated with electricity is the bad idea that has been pushed by activists. This push for electrification is based on the mistaken notion that electricity is the most environmentally friendly energy source.

In the United States, coal- or natural gas-fueled power plants generate approximately 60% of the electricity we use. Electricity generation contributes to more than a quarter of U.S. annual greenhouse emissions. Only transportation generates more greenhouse gases.

The electricity conversion plan is not only harmful to the environment, but it’s also bad for your house and your bank account. It can cost $20,000 or more to convert your home from oil or gas heating to electric. When it comes to home heating, electricity is really inefficient.
Propane, on the other hand, is a versatile energy source that has benefits for the environment and energy efficiency and security.

What makes propane beneficial?

Propane is a more environmentally responsible alternative to electricity since it has such a low carbon footprint and releases almost no emissions. Also, unlike natural gas, propane is not a greenhouse gas. Propane is named an alternative fuel in both the 1990 Clean Air Act and the 1992 National Energy Policy.

The propane industry is working hard to make propane even more environmentally friendly with the creation of renewable propane, which is chemically identical to propane. It’s created from natural resources like animal fats, plant oils, biomass, and other triglycerides that are renewable.

Propane is a clean, efficient heating fuel that may also be utilized in a variety of home appliances for extra energy efficiency, adding to the carbon savings. Propane water heaters heat more water quicker and at 30% less cost than electric ones. Propane clothes dryers dry your clothes about 25% faster than comparable electric dryers.

Propane is a dependable energy source in ways that electricity cannot be. Propane is kept at your home in the propane tank. You are at the mercy of your electric utility’s grid when it comes to electricity. You’ll have no heat if the power goes out during an outage because you have electric heating. Propane generators keep your home safe and comfortable when the power goes out.

Businesses that use propane as an alternative vehicle or equipment fuel may qualify for state and federal incentives.

Enjoy the comfort, efficiency, and security of propane in your home. Become a Briles customer today!