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9 Ways to Use Propane in your Home

propane cooktopPropane is an incredibly versatile, domestically-sourced fuel that can be used to power many appliances in your home. More and more people are turning to both propane and propane-powered appliances because of the energy-efficient performance.

Here are just a few of the ways propane can be used in your home:

Heating the Home:

Propane can be used for central home heating either as an alternative to electricity or in addition to an electric heat pump. Heating units that utilize propane are more reliable during freezing winter weather and are often installed in homes that can see single digit temperatures.

Homeowners have a few options when it comes to propane heating solutions, including hybrid heating, propane furnaces and gas packs. Learn more about heating your home with propane.

Cooking:

Propane is a common energy source for cooking appliances in the U.S. Cooking with propane offers many benefits over cooking with electric burners or ovens. Gas cooktops and ovens heat quickly, offer precise temperature control and heat more evenly than electric ones.

Rinnai Tankless Water HeaterHeating Water:

Propane can also be used to heat your home’s water. While tankless water heaters offer many benefits over a traditional storage tank, both versions can be powered by propane.

Propane water heating appliances are considerably more energy-efficient and eco-friendly than electric water heaters. They’re able to heat the water much quicker and often last longer.

Learn more about propane water heaters. 

Supplemental Heating:

Propane offers several options to heat your home. Homeowners can save money on their energy bills by lowering the central thermostat and utilizing supplemental heating appliances to keep the most popular rooms in the home warm. These can be gas fireplaces, gas stoves, gas logs, and space heaters.

Propane offers many beautiful, convenient and clean-burning alternatives to wood fires and electric heaters.

Lighting Outdoor Spaces:

Propane-powered gas lighting provides a warmth and glow that can only be achieved with an open flame. Not only do gas lights offer functional outdoor lighting, they add a lovely element to a home’s exterior. Plus, they can be turned on and off at the flip of a switch or programmed with an automatic timer!

Click here to learn more about gas lighting.

Doing Laundry:

Propane can even be used for your laundry. A propane water heater can heat water for your washing machine while propane dryers will provide gentle, warm air to dry your clothes. Propane dryers don’t require much propane and are best for those who already use propane elsewhere in their home.

Grilling: 

propane grillGas grilling is likely the most popular option for outdoor barbecuing. Propane grills are fast, convenient to use and they require less clean up afterwards.

Propane produces less smoke and does not transfer flavors to food like a charcoal grill can. It also produces a much more consistent heat that can be easily monitored and quickly adjusted. From a safety standpoint, flames from a propane grill can be turned off as quickly as it was turned on.

True gas grill enthusiasts will hook their grills up to their home’s main propane supply to eliminate the need to carry or exchange cylinders.

Providing Back-up Power:

When power goes out and there’s no electricity, a propane generator allows you to still operate some of your most important appliances. Not to mention the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have a back up plan for power.

Using Propane Outside:

Propane can be used in multiple outdoor applications just as easily as it can be utilized indoors. Here’s just a few examples of outdoor propane applications:

  • Fueling outdoor fireplaces or fire pits
  • Propane-fueled mowers and lawn equipment
  • Outdoor space heaters
  • Heating pools and hot tubs

Want to learn more about using propane in your home or business? Contact a G&B Energy propane professional today! After all, we put the PRO in PROpane!

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