You’ve heard about propane. No doubt you’ve seen the blue flame in a friend’s grill or gas stove. But what you might not know is that it could be making your life better. Read on to find out how switching to propane could save you money, time, and energy. Here’s 5 reasons why you should switch to propane.
Reason #1: The Greener Choice
Did you know that gasoline-powered lawn equipment is a huge contributor to US gas emissions? According to the EPA, in one hour a new gas mower emits as much pollution as 11 new cars driven for the same amount of time. By switching to propane, you can decrease the amount of emissions clogging up our environment.
Propane is the cleaner, greener choice. It is non-toxic, non-caustic, and is not an environmental hazard if released into the air, water, or soil. And it’s not just for lawn equipment. Propane grills emit 50% less greenhouse gasses than charcoal grills. Emissions from propane furnaces are lower by 38%. Many other household appliances can be powered by propane:
Water heaters (including tankless)
Stoves and ovens
Pool and spa heaters
Fireplaces and firepits
Simple changes can have a big impact. As your propane supplier, Como sells, installs, and services all of these appliances, giving you the peace of mind that you’re doing your part to make Florida a greener place.
Reason #2: Savings
Who doesn’t want to save money? Because propane appliances work more efficiently than those powered by other means, they require less energy which means savings for you. Propane water heaters can cut costs by a third and recover water twice as quickly as electric water heaters. Propane dryers can dry clothes in about three-forths of the time of an electric dryer and can save up to 65% in costs. Propane fireplaces cost between 30% to 60% less than wood-burning fireplaces to operate.
These are just a few ways switching to propane means more money in your bank account. On top of all these savings, Florida homeowners are eligible for rebates of up to $250 when propane-fueled appliances are installed. But you’d better act fast—the rebate is only valid until the end of 2017.
Reason #3: Safety
Saving money and the environment are great, but is propane safe? Absolutely.
Our first safety measure is our tanks. Made from carbon steel, they are 20 times more puncture-resistant than gas, ethanol, or methanol tanks. Propane can be stored for up to 20 years in these tanks without any sign of corrosion. Automatic shut-off valves and ventilation for above-ground systems are required.
Propane itself is a safer option. It has the lowest flammability rating of all alternative fuels, making it one of the safest energy sources available. The ignition temperature of propane is very high, unlike gasoline, which ignites at a much lower temperature. Also, in the unlikely event of a leak, propane has a very distinct odor, making it easily detectable.
Reason #4: Service
Ever been left hanging during a power outage, waiting for the power company to repair a problem so you can cook a meal or take a hot shower? Not a problem for propane users.
Florida’s tropical weather means storms, and storms mean power outages. Having a propane generator means you have a safe and reliable emergency power supply to get you through. Wouldn’t it be nice to have one less thing to worry about during hurricane season?
Your convenience is our top priority at Como. With the use of wireless tank monitoring, your fuel levels are recorded daily. If a low level is detected, we are notified immediately via cellular tank transmitter. Our monitoring system maintains meticulous reports, ensuring timely deliveries so you never run out of fuel.
Reason #5: Better For America
There’s no denying the fact that America needs fuel. Lots of it. What better place to get it than our own back yard?
Propane is a domestically produced energy source. That’s right. North America makes all its own propane, meaning it isn’t subject to the same energy security risks as gasoline, diesel, and other products of imported crude oil. Not only does America produce enough for our own use, but a surplus which is exported. Production has increased greatly in recent years and is predicted to grow even more in the near future. This can only benefit our economy and improve American security.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have more peace of mind? Crank up the lawn mower without worrying about polluting the air or soil. Take a long, hot shower without thinking about the bill. Fire up your grill and know that you’re helping our great country. Call Como Oil and Propane Florida to make the switch to propane today.