Think propane gas is just for barbecues? Think again!
Safe, clean, efficient propane can be used inside or outside your home. Versatile, economical, and made in the USA, propane can keep your family warm, protect you during a storm and even dry your clothes.
Best of all, all of your propane systems and appliances can be fueled discreetly from underground tanks that can be installed with little visual intrusion.
Here are 10 residential propane uses for your home:
- Outdoor Living
Turn your yard into a luxurious living space with an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, fireplace and gaslights. You can even extend the outdoor season quite a bit longer with a propane heater.
- Pool Heaters
Propane pool heaters warm water more quickly—and usually more cost-effectively—than an electric or solar heater.
- Cooking Grills
Propane gas grills are fast to heat and clean burning, with no charcoal residue, ash or harmful pollutants to worry about.
- Water Heaters
If you heat your home with propane but don’t have a propane water heater, you’re missing out! Propane water heaters cost up to 30 percent less to operate than electric heaters, with a recovery rate that’s nearly twice as fast as electric models—which means you’ll never run out of hot water!
Propane water heaters also need less space, have more accurate temperature adjustment and offer more size and installation options.
- Backup Generators
Power outages can be a major inconvenience—and even pose health risks—to your family. Whole-house propane generators can help keep your modern conveniences powered for days after a major storm.
Propane furnaces heat your home for about half the cost of electricity, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Propane-fueled furnaces are smaller and last 15 to 20 years—about 50 percent longer than electric heat pumps on average. Propane can also keep your home warm during power outages.
- Space Heaters
Vent-free propane space heaters are easy to install and incredible efficient—and with built-in oxygen depletion sensors, they’ll automatically turn off if oxygen levels drops too low, preventing carbon monoxide build-up. Propane space heaters also burn cleaner, with fewer pollutants and emissions than fuel oil space heaters.
- Ovens and Ranges
Propane ovens and ranges are significantly less expensive to run than electric units and give you greater control for cooking, with more precise temperature control and more even heat distribution.
- Clothes Dryers
Propane dryers run about twice as efficiently as electric dryers. They also cause less wear and tear on fabrics.
Traditional fireplaces use an open damper, which enables large amounts of heat to escape. Sealed propane fireplaces keep more heat radiating into the room—without a woodpile mess to clean up.