5 Benefits of Using Propane in Your Home

Posted: April 15, 2024

Experience eco-friendly, efficient heating and appliances with propane!

propane albany, ny At Main-Care Energy, we understand that homeowners value having a choice of energy solutions. We’ve been serving households in Albany and the broader New York Capital Region for nearly a century, and today, we install and service equipment that runs on heating oil, propane, natural gas and electricity.

Our conversations with customers often revolve around the benefits of various energy sources for heating, hot water and other home comfort needs. Time after time, we find that propane matches and surpasses many other energy options across a range of criteria. Here’s why you should consider propane for your home:

1. Propane’s Super-Efficiency

Modern propane heating systems boast fuel efficiency ratings of up to 98.5%, ensuring that the overwhelming majority of your propane usage is directed at heating your home and very little is wasted. Indeed, propane furnaces can consistently deliver air heated up to 140° F — even when it’s freezing outside.

Propane water heaters similarly impress with recovery rates roughly double that of electric models, and tankless water heaters push this efficiency even further. Propane can also turbocharge your laundry drying times compared to electric dryers.

2. Propane Versatile Range of Use

Having a propane tank allows you to fuel a wide range of premium home appliances and amenities. Here’s a glance at the products that propane can fuel:

3. High Heat Generation from Propane

When you need the peace of mind that your HVAC equipment can deliver toasty comfort, propane delivers. This fuel guarantees exceptional heat production, offering a powerful 91,452 Btu of heat energy per gallon. That’s over double the heat generation per cubic foot as natural gas. You would require 27 kilowatt-hours of electricity to match it.

4. Propane’s Green Credentials

Listed as an alternative fuel under both the National Energy Policy Act and the Clean Air Act, propane’s carbon intensity is substantially lower than that of fuel oil, gasoline and the average U.S. grid electricity. Free of methane, propane burns cleanly, minimizing your carbon footprint with almost negligible particulate emissions.

5. American-Made, Reliable and Affordable

Over 90% of propane consumed in the U.S. is domestically produced, positioning us as a net exporter. This not only ensures a stable supply but also partly shields propane prices from the volatile global energy market, offering you a more predictable energy budget.

Committed Delivery and Service from Main-Care Energy

Main-Care Energy stands as the most trusted propane delivery service in the NY Capital Region and Hudson Valley. Our customers rave about our hassle-free Automatic Delivery service. Leveraging state-of-the-art systems that forecast your needs based on past usage and weather patterns, we schedule your next propane delivery before you run low.

To take advantage of Main-Care Energy’s top-tier propane services and join our growing customer family, reach out to us today.