Propane Benefits—Efficient, Safe, Clean and Much More
Why Do People Like Heating with Propane?
Propane is the cleanest and most versatile fuel for many appliances. Propane also happens to be a reasonably priced fuel. But that’s just for starters. See these benefits below.
Contact us to learn more about propane efficiency and propane for house heating. Hocon Gas—serving Norwalk, Torrington, Waterbury, Danbury, Guilford, Suffield, Shelton and surrounding towns in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts.
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Because of the clean- burning characteristics of propane, virtually little maintenance is required to retain the high efficiencies of propane- fueled equipment. Because propane is nontoxic and doesn’t pose a threat to soil and water (above or underground), it is not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The installation of new propane heating equipment generally requires an initial investment that is typically 20-40% less than comparable oil heating equipment. Propane equipment also generally lasts much longer than oil-fired systems and electric heat pumps. Additionally, propane appliances are also 40–-60% less expensive to operate than comparable electric appliances.
Every propane appliance is made with safety shut-offs and most appliances are equipped with electronic ignition systems to give you years of trouble-free operation. Propane has one of the best safety records in the industry today. To make sure you always use propane safely, please go here.
Virtually all of the propane consumed in the U.S, is produced in North America. Supply is so abundant that our country now exports 10 billion gallons per year—enough to power 4 million fleet vehicles or 12 million homes.
Propane appliances typically reduce energy costs, delivering better value and comfort than other heating sources. With a clean-burning, high-efficiency propane furnace, less than 10% of fuel is wasted in the combustion process. In comparison, more than two-thirds of the energy used by a power plant to generate and transmit electricity is wasted. Today’s propane furnaces are now 97% efficient.
We can install propane tanks just about anywhere, above or underground. Unlike oil tank installations, propane tanks can be set at a lower grade than the appliance it’s fueling, without the groundwater contamination problems associated with underground oil installations.