Seven numbers that show how propane beats electricity
Some people think of propane as a great fuel for their barbecue, camp stove, or RV. But the fact is, propane can power just about any appliance that runs on electricity – and usually do it better and more economically along the way.
The numbers speak for themselves – keep these in mind when you compare electric to propane power for your home heating system and other home comfort appliances!
- 2x – Propane water heaters can produce twice as much hot water as electric units in the same amount of time.
- 30/50 – On average, propane water heaters cost 30 percent less to operate than electric ones—up to 50 percent less if you choose a tankless propane water heater!
- 50 – Overall, propane tankless water heaters produce about 50 percent fewer carbon emissions than electric water heaters with a storage tank.
- $174 – The average savings in homes using propane vs. electric water heaters, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
- 27 – The number of kilowatt hours of electricity needed to produce the same amount of energy as burning one gallon of propane.
- 95+ – Today’s clean-burning, high-efficiency propane furnace can operate at 95 percent efficiency or more. If electricity is produced by a coal-fired power plant, more than half the energy used to produce and deliver your power is wasted.
- 20yrs/14yrs – The average lifespan of a propane gas furnace vs. an electric heat pump.
And numbers tell only part of the story: propane clothes dryers produce less static than electric counterparts, for example. And try sitting in front of an electric fireplace some time…there’s just no comparison to a propane hearth.
Best of all, each of these appliances can be fed by a single propane tank – talk about ease of use!
Still using electric appliances? It just doesn’t add up. Switch to propane today! Contact LG Jordan today for details.