Reducing your environmental impact has a positive impact on quite a number of things: For starters, the planet, the North Carolina environment we love, your home, and your bank account, too.
The best part is, it’s easy to do exactly that. In fact, you might already be assisting the greater-good of the planet if you’re using propane fuel in your home. It’s a far cleaner, greener alternative than many other alternative sources of energy.
That’s right—with reliable propane delivery from LG Jordan, you get a “greener” home and so much more!
Below are just some of the ways that propane helps your home be more environmentally friendly.
Climate change is a major concern. Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions is one thing we can all do to fight it.
Unfortunately, electricity is a major contributor to greenhouse gases. That’s because about 40% of the electricity used in the United States is generated by coal-fired power plants. Coal accounts for almost one-fourth of the carbon dioxide emissions in the country. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas.
Propane, on the other hand, emits less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of electricity to produce the exact same amount of energy.
Propane also has a lower carbon content than fuel oil, gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and ethanol. That lower carbon content and cleaner burning are reasons it was added to the Clean Air Act as an alternative fuel in 1990.
Propane is much more efficient than electricity when evaluating the total energy consumed (this includes the energy used in the extraction, production, processing, and transportation of the fuel to the point of use). Based on this analysis, propane is 87% efficient. Electricity ranks at a paltry 32% efficient.
A tankless propane water heater can save more than $150 per year in energy costs compared with typical electric storage water heaters. Using less energy directly reduces your home’s environmental impact.
A clean-burning, high-efficiency propane furnace, wastes less than 10% of your fuel in the combustion process. In comparison, more than two-thirds of the energy used by a power plant to generate and transmit electricity is wasted.
You’ve seen coverage of oil spills on the news. Images of polluted water and dead wildlife and animals covered in oil are horrifying.
That doesn’t happen with propane. Propane is non-toxic. In the rare event of a leak, it does not spill, pool, or leave a residue. And a propane leak does not harm water, soil, air, animal life, plant life, or aquatic life.
Become an LG Jordan customer for reliable propane delivery and service and feel proud to fuel your home with propane gas!