The Benefits of Propane

October 31st, 2022


Safe, efficient, eco-friendly, with the best heat you can get!

The next time you’re driving around your area of Glassboro, Pitman, Dorothy, or another town in southern New Jersey, look at your neighbors’ houses. How many have propane tanks in their yard? You might be surprised by the number of homes that rely on propane for heating, hot water, and various appliances and amenities.

Homeowners enjoy many benefits when they use propane.

Propane’s heating production

When you select a fuel to heat your home and water, you want to know that you’re getting a lot of heat for your energy dollar.

Propane gas produces 2,520 Btu’s of heat energy per cubic foot, twice the heat output of natural gas. Propane-fired furnaces consistently heat air to 120 degrees, while electric heat pumps top out below human body temperature. In short, propane gives you significant comfort for your fuel.

Propane’s efficiency and eco-friendliness

In today’s equipment and appliances, propane can burn with over 90 percent energy efficiency. You lose almost no energy, and what escapes from your home is much cleaner than the emissions created by other fuels.

Propane is not a greenhouse gas. On the contrary, the 1990 Clean Air Act lists it as a clean alternative fuel. It has the lowest carbon impact of any major home fuel except natural gas. But unlike natural gas, propane is also methane free. It also contains virtually no particulate matter, a known carcinogen.

Finally, propane is non-toxic. Even if you have a leak, your soil and water will remain unharmed.

Propane’s reliability

Propane is an American-made fuel. Almost all the propane you use is extracted and produced right here in the U.S. You can be confident that propane will stay in good supply for the foreseeable future.

Additionally, homes that depend on propane have fuel independence. They don’t rely on a natural gas utility that is vulnerable to shutdowns caused by old, leaking pipe grids. All the heating fuel you need is on your property in your top-of-the-line propane tank! And if your home has a propane generator, you don’t need to worry about electric grid outages either!

Propane’s versatility

Propane is one of the most adaptable home fuels around. It can power efficient, effective home heating, and it also fuels a host of fantastic home systems and appliances:

  • Propane water heaters produce more hot water faster and at a lower operational cost than electric water heaters.
  • Propane clothes dryers save you around 20 percent in energy costs compared to their electric counterparts.
  • Propane ranges and cooktops offer precise, powerful, efficient flames.
  • Propane grills are low-stress, high-performance cookout options. No wonder 61 percent of American grills run on propane!
  • Propane fireplaces, gas logs and fire pits offer stylish ambiance and supplemental heat both indoors and out.

These and other home amenities are powered by the same fuel source, and a reliable propane delivery partner like Woodruff Energy will ensure they’ll always fire up when you need them.

For the most dependable propane service in Southern New Jersey, become a Woodruff customer today.