It might surprise you how many households are making changes from either natural gas or electricity to propane-fueled appliances instead. While both natural gas and propane are more efficient for heating your home, cooking, and operating other appliances than electric is, there are some reasons why going with propane delivery for propane-fueled appliances could be your best bet.
It is a common mistake to look at the difference in price for the same amount of natural gas and propane and believe that, since natural gas is cheaper, it makes the most sense. However, propane burns at half the rate of natural gas, so you would need twice as much natural gas as you would propane for the same task. For example, the typical natural gas furnace will burn nearly 100 cubic feet of natural gas, but a propane gas furnace will only burn 40 cubic feet under the same usage. The good news is that most natural gas appliances can be converted to propane, so you can proceed with propane delivery fairly easily. If you are moving from electric to propane, however, you’ll need new appliances, but your energy savings will help you recoup that investment.
You should also know that propane burns clean, so you will have no worries about harmful emissions in the air like you could experience with natural gas. Propane is also better for the environment. If you would like to learn more about propane delivery as part of your decision process to convert from either electricity or natural gas to propane, reach out to us at Collingwood Fuels. We have been a trusted source for propane delivery for more than 40 years, so you can confidently trust us for accurate information and stellar customer service.