Propane Gas vs. Electric

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Here are some useful facts about the benefits of propane gas.

  • On a national average, propane costs less than electricity on a per-BTU basis, according to a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) study.
  • The operating costs of propane furnaces are less than electric models in most cases.
  • Electric heat pumps must often be supplemented with electric strip heat, resulting in higher costs and lower efficiency.
  • Propane clothes dryers can complete the drying task in about three-quarters of the time it takes an electric model, resulting in substantial cost savings for the homeowner.  This is a selling point builders cannot afford to overlook.
  • Cooking with propane, on average, costs less than half of cooking with electricity.
  • Response and Control: Gas will respond instantly, while electric elements will not.
  • Ninety seven percent of professional chefs prefer cooking with gas (American Chefs Association).
  • Many Homebuyers will want to select a home with a built-in gas grill without the hassle of changing individual bottles when they are empty.
  • If a pool is part of your customer’s dreams, it’s important to ensure that the water temperature can be maintained at a comfortable level.  Propane pool and spa heaters are the answer.  They’re convenient, cost-effective, and dependable.
  • Rebates are available from the Texas Railroad Commission when building a new home with propane appliances (upon available funds)
  • A propane gas furnace saves around $300 annually compared to an electric furnace.
  • Propane water heaters save up to $150 annually over electric and heat 2 ½ times the water with the same amount of energy (DOE).