Choosing Propane Over Natural Gas
Did you know that many of the benefits of natural gas translate to propane as well? Whether it’s a super-efficient furnace, unlimited hot water, temperature-precise stoves or reliable backup home generators to enhance convenience and safety, you can count on the benefits of a propane-powered home in the same way that people do in homes supplied with natural gas.
Propane’s reliable supply
Consumer surveys have shown that people like heating their home and water with propane because they know they will have a reliable supply of fuel on hand whenever they need it. Having a propane tank on their property gives them the ability to store a plentiful amount [REPS] that’s always ready for immediate use. Unlike natural gas or electricity, propane customers can contract for and store their energy supply safely on-site for ultimate security. Compare that to the delivery system of natural gas. If an underground natural gas pipeline gets damaged, customers may lose their supply until repairs get done.
Environmental issues have also been raised about methane leaks coming from old underground natural gas pipelines. (Methane is a greenhouse gas and the main component of natural gas.) In its original form, propane is not a greenhouse gas, and it’s considered a “green” fuel because of its low carbon content.
Here’s one more thing to feel good about: All of the propane consumed in the United States is produced in North America. So every gallon of propane you buy contributes to America’s energy independence.