Advantages of Using Propane to the Environment

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In America alone, 18 billion gallons of propane are used every year to meet the demands of household needs and workloads, like cooking food, washing clothes, making shelters safe and comfortable and even making vehicles, run for traveling purposes.

A few people may use propane alone, however, some other people use propane alongside electricity in their homes to save money and be environmentally friendly.

Below are the plentiful benefits associated with propane use that may enlighten you for this alternative fuel in Greater West Michigan home :

Propane is environmental-friendly.

Propane has been certified as a clean fuel and is an approved alternative fuel both by the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992. Propane or “green” energy fuel is not toxic and cannot be dissolved in water because it is in a gas form, therefore it does not spill over and does not leave an excess element or substance. Propane has qualities of low-carbon content, which means it has a small number of emissions; a by-product of the natural gas-considered clean source and the effects on the environment is friendly. Moreover, it is not toxic since the gas and liquid forms are not an environmental threat even if it discharges in the water, soil or air. If ever released in the air, the greenhouse gas effect is less because propane is a hydrocarbon gas the after-effect on the atmosphere is minimal.

Propane is cost-effective.

A house using propane as fuel has minimal cost compared to an electric fueled house as based on studies by comparing electricity and propane using the BTU(British Thermal Unit) – by measuring the heating value of the two fuels. The U.S. Department of Energy reported that the national fuel prices show that electricity has twice the cost against propane. Therefore, based on the same heating value propane is more cost-effective to electricity.

Propane is easily accessible and available

In truth, almost 90% of the propane used in the United States originated in this country. Our country has abundant natural resources – natural gas and petroleum and the availability is not a problem. Over 95% of propane is produced here in North America.

Propane can be stored easily and worry-free to use

Propane tanks are portable anywhere, require low maintenance and even can last up to 40 years. They can be shifted and be used to different locations, wherever it may be.

Propane is secure and safe

Due to the strict implementation of stringent codes and regulations by the propane industry and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), propane has a good safety record. As per NFPA statistics compilation, the safest way to heat is with gas compared to other energy sources that require more safety steps.

Propane is highly reliable in case of emergencies

If black-outs happen where there is no electricity, propane can make appliances workable and does not leave you in the dark nor make your house cold. As per the study, a gallon of propane can give 27-kilowatt hours of electricity and 91,600 Btu’s.

With these benefits, change now to propane as your new fuel source. Propane’s environmental-friendliness, cost-effectiveness, easy accessibility and availability, easy storage and safe/secured fuel, making it your ideal and practical choice as a new fuel source.

To know more about propane, please call Dependable LP Gas Co. at 1-800-465-9912, West Michigan’s gas company as the best choice for your LP propane needs. We provide a quality product and dependable service in the West Michigan area with Michigan’s premium propane.

We are Michigan’s propane company that lives up to its name, providing residential and commercial/agricultural propane to an approximately 40-mile wide radius of satisfied West Michigan customers. This delivery radius includes Kent, Barry, Montcalm, Ionia, Newaygo, and Allegan counties.

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