In most areas of the country, several heat sources are available for homeowners to choose from, with natural gas and propane being popular choices. Both natural gas and propane are efficient, clean-burning fuels. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of using propane to heat your Allentown, Pennsylvania, home.
Propane has twice the amount of energy, measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units), per cubic foot compared to natural gas. Because it takes twice as long to burn as natural gas, it is more efficient. This means that you can comfortably heat your home using fewer BTUs, which can result in lower home heating bills.
Propane is often referred to as a green fuel because of how safe it is for the environment, both before and after burning. In fact, propane is one of the cleanest-burning fuels available. Even if a propane leak occurs, the gas will vaporize and dissipate into the air without causing any harm to people or the environment. Propane fuel will also not contaminate nearby water or soil.
Because propane costs fluctuate with the market, some people worry about price increases. However, propane is actually one of the most affordable heating options available. It’s easily accessible, and even when fuel prices increase, it’s often cheaper than electric. Additionally, propane systems tend to last longer than systems with other heat sources, sometimes five to ten years longer, making it an even more affordable option.
Power outages can leave you in the cold if your home has electric heat. Propane is delivered to your home and stored in a propane tank on your property, so you will still be able to heat your house if the power goes out.
Propane heat is a reliable, safe, and efficient heat source, making it a great alternative to natural gas and electric. Call Sullivan Oil & Propane today at 610-813-6555 to learn more about heating your home with a propane-fueled system.
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