A lot of people think of propane as merely being a cooking fuel, but it’s much more than that. In fact, propane can be used as an all-purpose power source all over the house – and this can add up to huge savings compared to the costs of commercial electricity. Plus, when paired with a propane delivery service, there’s simply no chance of running out.
If you haven’t considered putting more propane-powered fixtures in your home, here are some ideas that could significantly reduce your energy costs.
Four Great Ways to Use Propane in The Home
- In-home heat
A new central furnace might be a major purchase, but it could also easily pay for itself over a few years. After all, in-home heating is generally the biggest use of power in a home, and prices on central electricity keep going up. Propane-based heating is cheaper, more efficient, and eco-friendly!
- Water heating
Even if you don’t want to switch your home’s heat entirely over to propane, you should consider it when you’re buying a new water heater. Plus, not only are propane water heaters cheaper to run than electric models, but they’re less prone to breakdown as well! A propane water heater could last up to a decade longer than the alternative!
Alongside propane-based water heating, you can also purchase propane-based clothes dryers as well. This takes two of the most energy-inefficient appliances in your home and switches them over to a far more efficient source of power. Dryers, in particular, use very little propane while still effectively drying your clothes, making this a great long-term cost-saver.
- Backup power generation
OK, so you probably don’t want to switch your entire home’s power system over to propane… but a backup propane generator is an excellent investment. With the average Canadian home losing power five times per year, you could be very glad you had the backup – particularly if you lose power in the winter.
Stay Prepared with A Propane Delivery Service
The one major issue with propane is that you need to keep it stored on-site, and it’s possible to run out… unless you’re partnered with a propane delivery service! Bird Fuels can make it easy and affordable to always keep your propane tanks topped off, guaranteeing you always have access to the fuel you need. Contact us to learn more!