Energy Efficiency and Propane Products

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Propane-powered water heaters, ranges, dryers and other products offer superior fuel efficiency

When your Florida home has a dedicated propane tank, you can enjoy a steady supply of fuel for powering many appliances and amenities. Propane’s versatility means that this tank can provide power for hot water systems, kitchen appliances, dryers, fireplace inserts and many other amazing products.

Propane-powered appliances typically have superior energy-efficiency ratings. Propane itself generates a robust 91,452 Btu’s of heat energy per gallon, and today’s propane products put that energy to use enhancing your comfort. Here are a few notable examples.

Propane Water Heaters

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has stated that the average American household uses nearly 20% of its energy on hot water. It only makes sense to have the most efficient equipment possible for heating up your showers and supplying water for cleaning dishes and clothes.

Propane water heater efficiency is typically excellent. Because of propane’s robust heat generation, traditional storage tank water heaters powered by propane tend to have some of the highest recovery rates (the amount of water the unit can heat in a certain period of time) and first-hour ratings (how much hot water the unit can deliver) on the market.

Propane tankless models are even more efficient, delivering endless hot water on demand. Because these systems only heat water when you need it, they use less fuel than traditional units. The DOE states that homes using tankless water heaters can be up to 34% more energy efficient than those using storage tank products.

Propane Ranges, Stoves and Ovens

There are many good reasons that 9 out of 10 professional chefs prefer cooking with gas. Today’s propane ranges offer near-instant, precisely adjustable heat. This means you can start cooking right away without having to expend energy waiting for an element to heat up. Propane ranges cool down quickly when you turn them off.

Indeed, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) estimates that you can power your kitchen’s propane appliances for only 40 to 60 gallons of fuel annually.

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Clothes Dryers

When it comes to getting your damp laundry dry, propane clothes dryers handle the job quickly and with fewer wrinkles and less static cling. The strong Btu generation that propane offers keeps drying cycles short. Moisture sensors, pilotless ignition and multiple timed drying cycles mean that today’s propane dryers are more efficient (and safer) than ever. This efficiency results in less fuel consumption. A PERC analysis has found that the typical three-bedroom home will use only about 30 gallons of propane to dry clothes each year.
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Propane Fireplace Inserts and Gas Logs

Adding a propane-fired hearth product to your home can instantly make your rooms more inviting, cozy and attractive. But you can also enjoy superior efficiency in the process. Recent analysis has found that propane appliances offer outstanding fireplace efficiency ratings — over 90%. With occasional use, you can run one with as little as 25 gallons of propane each year!

If you’re considering adding an efficient propane-powered appliance, reach out to your propane company. It can also help you qualify for fantastic rebates courtesy of the Propane Education Foundation of Florida.

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