Posted: March 18, 2024

6 Reasons to Love Propane

Find Out Why It’s the Cleaner, Greener Choice

propane miami, fl You may know that there are a lot of benefits to using propane. It’s great for grilling—nothing compares to the control and the easy cleanup! But did you know that a lot of those benefits are environmental? In addition to being versatile and efficient (and therefore budget-friendly) propane is cleaner and greener than electricity in many ways.

6 Benefits of Propane

  1. It’s clean. When it comes to environmental impact, propane gas is one of the cleanest and efficient fuels around. It burns cleanly and produces minimal emissions. Another important factor when it comes to evaluating whether a fuel is “green”: Propane also doesn’t harm soil or groundwater.
  2. It’s domestic. Did you know propane is also an American energy source? About 90% of the United States’ supply of propane is domestically generated. Most of it comes from the processing of natural gas—which is considered a greenhouse gas when burned. Propane is not considered a greenhouse gas.
  3. It’s efficient. Propane generates more Btus than an equivalent amount of electricity, so you need much less propane to produce the same amount of heat or energy. Also, propane appliances are very efficient, so they waste very little fuel in the combustion process. On the other hand, generation of electricity is the second-largest creator of greenhouse gases in the United States. That’s because most of our electricity supply is generated by coal-fired power plants. (Only the transportation sector creates more greenhouse gases.)
  4. It’s versatile. Because propane is so efficient at heating, it’s a smarter choice than electricity for a wide variety of appliances. For example, propane water heaters generate much more hot water at a cheaper cost per gallon. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, homes that heat water with propane rather than electricity can see average annual savings of $174. The same technology that makes propane ideal for water heaters makes it a smarter choice than electricity to power all kinds of appliances that use hot water or heat:
    • clothes washers and dryers
    • dishwashers
    • outdoor lighting
    • patio heaters
    • pool and spa-tub heaters
    • outdoor grills
    • stoves and cooktops
  5. It’s always available. That’s because your propane supply is delivered and stored in a tank on your property, so you’ll always have it right on-hand. No pipeline problems caused by cold weather, accidents, or deterioration. Not only is it always available, Miami Gas makes it easy. Our convenient automatic delivery service and wireless tank monitoring means you never need to worry about watching your tank gauge or remembering to schedule deliveries.
  6. Propane is safe. While it’s a highly flammable gas under certain conditions, leaks are rare and propane has a distinct rotten-egg smell to help you quickly notice leaking gas. What’s more, propane has very low combustibility, which means when it’s combined with air, the source of ignition must be at least 940°— twice as hot as what is required to ignite gasoline. Propane can also help keep your home and family safe: When storms knock out power, a propane-fueled backup generator will keep your lights and everything else running until the utility companies can make repairs. In addition, a gas stove will continue to work during a power outage. Now that’s peace of mind.

The Bottom Line

All those benefits mean propane offers more bang for your buck, all while protecting the environment. And Miami Gas is the local pro South Florida homeowners trust for propane deliveries, appliance and equipment installations, maintenance and more. We’ve got the knowledge, skills and resources and can answer all your questions about the benefits of a propane-fueled home.

Contact us today to learn more.