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The energy source chosen to power your home’s major systems and appliances might just be at the top of the list when it comes to decisions that have a lasting impact. Not only does a home’s energy source affect the overall comfort of a home for your entire family, but it also plays a vital role in your home’s performance. Choose incorrectly, and you may be stuck with expensive, under-performing appliances for years.
You may be surprised to learn how many appliances can be powered by propane. In fact, propane can power all of a home’s major systems to provide you with lower energy bills, a more sustainable home, and unmatched performance that your family deserves.
Here’s a rundown of home appliances that can be powered by propane with links to learn more.
Propane furnaces and boilers
Propane home heating systems deliver more comfortable and consistent warmth, with a shorter payback period, compared with systems powered by other energy sources. Propane can be used across a variety of heating systems, including high-efficiency propane furnaces and boilers and hybrid heating systems.
Propane water heaters
There are two types of water heaters available for most homes: storage tank water heaters and tankless water heaters. Propane can power both types of water heaters, and the best option for your home depends on your space and capacity needs.
Propane cooking equipment
Propane ranges and ovens let you experience the joy and control of cooking with gas, all while lowering your energy bills, too. Once you cook with propane, you’ll realize it’s no wonder why most professional chefs exclusively cook with gas appliances. The instant heat and responsive control delivered by propane is second to none.
Propane clothes dryers
Propane clothes dryers are easier on clothes and use up to 20 percent less energy compared with electric models. Compared with an electric unit, a propane-powered dryer uses hot air with more moisture, to more effectively relax wrinkles and dry clothes faster. Propane clothes dryers also offer the same features of the latest dryer models homeowners have come to expect, including moisture sensors, drum lights, and LCD controls for easier use.
Whether it’s located indoors or outside, propane fireplaces will let your family enjoy the flicker of a real flame at the flip of a switch, with no wood to store or ash to clean up. The offer significant energy savings, too. Compared to electric fireplaces, they deliver up to six times the heating capacity.
Propane standby generators are available in a variety of sizes and capacities, so homes of any size can find the right generator for its power requirements. Propane standby generators start quick and remain quiet during operation — a great benefit for dense neighborhoods with tight lot lines.
Click here to learn more about all the home appliances that can be powered by propane.