Why propane beats all-electric
While selecting a single propane-powered appliance can make a difference on its own, choosing propane for all of your home’s key systems – an approach known as the Propane Energy Pod – is the best way to maximize the benefits of propane in your home.
The Propane Energy Pod is a whole home energy package that delivers superior comfort and efficiency compared with all-electric homes. Using high-efficiency propane appliances provides optimal energy performance that is unmatched by electric alternatives. For homebuilders and homeowners alike, choosing propane for a build or remodel can be a big advantage in home performance, comfort, and efficiency.
Don’t just take our word for it, though. Check out these nine reasons a Propane Energy Pod is more efficient, more comfortable, and more affordable than an all-electric home:
- Space heating. Propane furnaces and boilers provide comfortable, consistent heat. Electric heat pumps can deliver uncomfortably cool air for up to 85% of the heating season.
- Energy efficiency. 79% of Pod builders say efficiency was an influential factor in choose propane appliances.
- Water heating. Propane tankless water heaters never run out of hot water, and they can offer $150 per year in savings.
- Higher home value. Builders estimate that a Pod home will have, on average, a 7% higher sale price than all-electric.
- Cooking. Propane ranges offer instant, precise control, compared with just 10 discrete heat levels found on most electric cooking appliances.
- Easy to install. 82% of Pod builders say propane-fueled appliances were easy or very easy to install.
- Clothes drying. Propane dryers save about 20% in energy costs annually compared with electric clothes dryers.
- Fireplaces. With efficiency ratings up to 91%, propane fireplaces offer the joy of a real fire with none of the hassles of wood.
- Incentives. Homes built with the Propane Energy Pod are eligible for an incentive up to $1,500.
Information in this blog provided by the Propane Education & Research Council.