Posted: March 31, 2024

Ways to Use Propane in Your Florida Home

Hot Water, Home Heating and Much More

propane florida Consumer surveys have shown that while propane consumers have high levels of satisfaction with both their fuel and their supplier, most don’t realize all the ways propane can be used in the home.

With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the many propane appliances and other propane-powered equipment you can use in and around your Florida home.

Abundant Hot Water with Propane

The Department of Energy estimates that approximately 20% of a home’s energy costs are spent heating water. That’s why selecting an efficient water heater is critical—and there’s no need to look any further than propane, which fuels some of the most efficient water-heating technologies available. That’s true whether it’s a traditional propane water storage tank or a super-efficient propane on-demand tankless water heater.

Propane Furnace: Warm Up Your Home

Floridians can choose from several types of propane gas furnaces, including central furnaces, wall furnaces and combo-heaters.

Propane furnaces, even ultra-high-efficiency models, can fit into tight spaces—even a closet! Many models can be installed and vented in a variety of ways. Most of today’s propane gas furnaces feature electronic ignitions that activate the gas burners only when fuel is needed, keeping your fuel costs down. Electronic ignition also enhances safety because it ends the need for standing pilot lights.

Dry Your Clothes

Propane gas clothes dryers offer Floridians an efficient, convenient, and quick laundry solution. Propane dryers also offer the latest innovations such as steam cycles to de-wrinkle and freshen garments, drum lights to give better visibility inside the unit, and LCD control screens for ease of use. With propane, laundry day goes by a lot faster!

Cozy Ambiance with A Propane Fireplace

You can enjoy an instant roaring fire with only the push of a button when you have a propane fireplace insert or gas log set.

Propane hearth products are exceptionally efficient. According to the Propane Education & Research Council, fireplaces can have fireplace efficiency ratings of over 90%.

Now You’re Cooking

Looking for more precise temperature control when you cook? A propane gas stove/cooktop is your answer. You’ll benefit from a quicker response to temperature changes, especially when you’re lowering the temperature or shutting off the heat entirely.

Power Up with A Propane Generator

Make the investment in a whole-house propane generator. You’ll maintain control of the situation in the event of a power outage, without missing a beat when it comes to temperature control, refrigeration, lighting and more, including security systems, medical equipment, and sump pumps. A propane generator can be a lifesaver during the hurricane season.

Use Propane in Your Yard

Enjoy the advantages of propane in your backyard as well. Your options include propane patio heaters, propane pool heaters, propane-fueled firepits and propane lighting.

Of course, the most popular use of propane outdoors is the reliable propane grill. You’ll enjoy improved cooking performance also, whether you’re using a simple, portable grill or a high-tech, built-in design. A propane gas grill is clean burning precision at its best.

Florida Rebates for Propane Appliances

If you’re ready to replace your old propane appliances or add new ones, get in touch with your Florida propane service company. They’ll be glad to walk you through the process and they can also tell you about current Florida rebates that will help you save money on a range of new propane equipment.

When you install any propane-powered equipment, it’s essential that you bring in a licensed propane technician. Propane equipment is extremely safe when installed properly. But as with all energy sources, improper installation can be dangerous. Certified propane technicians have the training, experience, and tools to do the job quickly, correctly, and safely.

You can only take advantage of available rebates if your installation undergoes a safety check. Please speak to your Florida propane company about this safety check.