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Propane vs. Electricity

Propane provides home comfort that’s superior to grid-based electricity

Homeowners across Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts are discovering that electricity just can’t get the job done when it comes to heating in the winter, providing a steady flow of hot water, or powering cooktops and clothes dryers.

If you’re tired of inadequate heating, interrupted showers and ineffective electric appliances, switching to propane can make all the difference in the world — and save you some serious cash in the process!

In terms of efficiency, quality of life and even sustainability, propane leaves grid-based electricity in the dust.

Propane Heating or Electric Heating?

We don’t need to tell you that it can get mighty frigid in our part of the country. In the coldest winter months, when temperatures are below freezing, you need effective home heating to keep your family safe and warm.

Electric heat pumps simply can’t do that. They need to pull warmth from outside into your home, meaning that the air they pump doesn’t become warmer than human body temperature (98.6°F). On the other hand, propane furnaces can heat air to as high as 140°F. As a result, they need to cycle less often to warm your living space. Your home stays more comfortable for less.



Propane-fired appliances outperform electric

Pretty much across the board, propane appliances are more effective and cost less to run than electric models. Consider these examples:

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Propane is environmentally friendly

Some consumers mistakenly think electricity is cleaner than propane because electric homes release no greenhouse gases. But the facts don’t bear that out. Today, 61% of America’s grid-based electricity comes from burning fossil fuels like coal. Indeed, about a quarter of the United States’ total greenhouse-gas emissions come from electricity production.

On the other hand, propane-fired heating units are more than 90% efficient, meaning that almost no heat energy is released into the atmosphere. And what is released is quite clean. Burning propane produces almost zero greenhouse-gas emissions. Propane also contains no methane and virtually no particulate matter.

As you can see, propane has many benefits over electricity. If you’re ready to make the switch to propane, contact Tasha Fuels & Propane today.