The Environmental Benefits of Propane
When they hear “propane,” most people immediately think of fueling their backyard barbecues. But did you know propane is also a versatile, low-carbon alternative fuel that’s good for the environment? It’s an excellent way to power:
- Home appliances
- Vehicle fleets
- Industrial work
- Landscape management
- And more
Renewable Propane: Leading the World Toward a Low-Carbon Future
Consumers, companies, and governments all have an investment in decarbonization. Utility companies, automotive manufacturers, and chemical companies are currently taking the lead, but an increasing number of companies are hard at work identifying opportunities to help them reach net zero emissions by 2050. Studies show that by 2040, half of the United States’s propane will be made from renewable sources.
Also known as bio propane, renewable propane is a non-fossil fuel that’s composed of inexpensive and abundant natural resources such as algae, animal fat, and cooking oil while maintaining the same physical properties and chemical structure as conventional propane.
In 2018, only 25% of consumers said they preferred renewable energy as their first or second choice for powering their homes. Just one year later, 40% say the same. Environmentally conscious consumers want their utility companies to embrace and promote sustainability, and utilities are responding positively.
Propane vs. Its Alternatives
There are huge emissions advantages to homeowners choosing propane to power their water heating, cooking, space heating, and clothes drying.
- When used for heating, propane significantly reduces sulfur oxide, nitrogen oxide, and greenhouse gas emissions compared to electricity and heating oil.
- Propane-fueled water heaters reduce SO and NO emissions by up to 87% and GHGs from 24% to 40%.
- Clothes dryers using the power of propane reduce GHGs by over 40% compared to electric.
- Propane-fed cooktops produce 83% less SO than electric ones.
A side-by-side comparison of propane with fossil fuels such as diesel, gasoline, and natural gas shows that propane has the lowest carbon intensity. In fact, propane has a lower carbon intensity than electric vehicles, too. As the propane supply in the U.S. increasingly comes from renewable resources, consumers can look to propane to be an integral part of their contribution to a net-zero world.
Efficient, Safe, and Reliable Propane
Family-owned and -operated, SOS Xtreme Comfort is dedicated to making our customers’ lives more efficient and much easier. We offer propane gas delivery and tank installation services throughout northeastern Pennsylvania, southern New York, and North Jersey that are designed to help you increase energy savings while doing your part for the environment.
When you choose us for your home’s propane gas delivery, you enjoy:
- No startup, delivery, environmental, or hidden fees.
- Complimentary “Comfort Watch” monitoring that keeps us informed of your current fuel needs.
- Our “No-Run-Out” guarantee ensures your propane fuel needs are met with precision.
Nearly 12 million homeowners in the U.S. choose propane to power their high-intensity energy appliances. Are you ready to do the same? Whether you need propane delivery or are looking to install a new propane tank on or near your property, SOS Xtreme Comfort can help.
Contact us online today or call us at:
- NJ: 973-827-8179
- PA: 570-618-8055
- NY: 845-351-4700
You can also call us at 845-351-4700 for 24-hour emergency services.