Propane – The Earth Day Fuel

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Forty-nine years ago this month, Senator Gaylord Nelson championed the first Earth Day – a teach-in designed inspire us to tread a bit more lightly on the one planet we have.

Nearly half a century later, we have some pretty good ideas about how reduce our environmental impact; among the best of them is switching from coal-fired electricity to propane as a home energy source.

Propane: The clean, green fuel

Recognized as “low-polluting” by the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act, propane efficiently powers just about any kind of home comfort equipment inside or outside your home.

This versatile fuel will help shrink your carbon footprint by:

  • Reducing emissions – Burning propane produces less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of electricity to produce the same amount of energy. Propane also contains less carbon than other fossil fuels, including heating oil, gasoline, diesel, kerosene and ethanol.
  • Improving efficiency – Propane-powered appliances are usually more efficient than electric models of similar size and output; a tankless propane water heater, for example, can save 40 percent or more on energy costs compared to a similar unit powered by electricity, according to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
  • Reducing harmful impact – Propane is not toxic and does not spill or pool, which makes it harmless to soil or water in the event of a tank leak. With propane, there are no risks for long-term damage to your home or property if a leak occurs.

The bottom line: If you’re looking for an easy way to get in the Earth Day spirit, fill your propane tank. And and if you need a reliable propane supplier anywhere in our Connecticut service areas, choose Hocon Gas.

Celebrate the spirit of Earth Day with an order of clean, green, economical propane from Hocon Gas. Contact us today to schedule your propane fill-up, or to learn more about propane equipment installations for your Connecticut home.

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