Benefits of Propane

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If you’re looking for an energy source for your home that provides superior comfort, energy efficiency and environmental friendliness, you can’t do better than propane!

When it comes to comfort, versatility and energy and cost efficiency, propane can’t be beat! Here’s just some of what it does for you:

It’s easy to convert your home from using heating oil to propane for home heating. With dependable propane delivery and service from Sweetwater Propane, you can enjoy all that propane has to offer in your home in Southern Pennsylvania and New York’s Finger Lakes Region.

You can enjoy all the benefits of propane no matter where you live! The propane for your home is stored in a tank on your property. You don’t have to depend on a natural gas utility’s line being in your neighborhood nor worry about losing service due to something going wrong with the infrastructure.

Propane: Better for your home and the environment

Perhaps you didn’t know this, but propane is actually listed as an alternative fuel in both the 1990 Clean Air Act and the 1992 National Energy Policy. The reason for this is that propane burns cleanly and thus creates almost zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Propane also offers superior energy efficiency. For example, propane clothes dryer can dry a load of laundry 25% faster than an electric one. Propane furnaces and boilers have an efficiency rating of 98%. You won’t lose any comfort and you’ll save money on energy costs!

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Propane safety tips

Because propane has high standards for safety thanks to those standards being set by the propane industry as well as by government regulations, propane has a very strong safety record.

There are, however, some things you need to know about the safe use of propane so you can keep your home and loved ones safe.

The first and probably most important thing to know is what propane gas smells like. Propane has no odor in its natural state. An odorant, most commonly ethyl mercaptan, is added during processing to make propane gas leaks detectable. This additive gives propane a distinctive smell that is usually described as being like rotten eggs.

Here’s what to do if you smell that rotten-egg odor.

Check out the videos from the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) below to learn more about propane safety.

Become a Sweetwater Propane customer and enjoy all the advantages and amenities that propane can bring to your home!