Converting to Propane

Are you thinking about making the switch from electric or natural gas to propane? You’re not alone. According to the Propane Education & Research Council, approximately 50 million U.S. households use propane in some capacity, with 12 million using it for space and water heating and 6 million using it as their primary home heating system. What’s more, those numbers are rising.

What makes residential propane such an attractive fuel source? At Heller’s Gas, we know that answer is different for every homeowner. For some, it’s the safety. For some, it’s the savings. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to convert to propane, here’s some helpful information you should definitely consider:

Reasons to Choose Propane

It’s Safe

Many homeowners who are concerned about safety choose to convert from natural gas to propane. Why? Because while natural gas and other fuels are often volatile or toxic, propane is neither. For instance, natural gas is flammable and can cause explosions. Propane cannot. Natural gas is odorless and colorless, making it difficult to notice its presence. Propane, meanwhile, has a very distinct scent, so you always know if your gas line has a leak.

It’s Clean

Propane isn’t just safe for humans, it’s safe for the environment, too. Again, in stark contrast to many fuel sources that are toxic to the environment and produce greenhouse gases, propane is neither. Both the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992 recognize propane as a clean energy source, one that doesn’t release harmful substances into the atmosphere.

It’s Efficient

With BTU rating twice as high as electricity or natural gas, propane easily outclasses its competitors in terms of economy and efficiency. Furthermore, because you have complete control over how much or how little fuel you use, as well as how often you refill you tank, propane allows you to easily monitor and modify your home energy usage, reducing costs and eliminating energy waste.

It’s Versatile

Think propane is only used for fireplaces, water-heaters, and barbecue grills? Think again. A versatile fuel source, propane can power refrigerators and other household appliances, swimming pools and hot tubs, laundry machines, and much more. It can even do things your local electrical grid can’t, such as power a back-up generator in the middle of a blackout. For homeowners who value independence, there’s no reason to not convert from electric to propane today.

Choose Heller’s Gas for Your Home Heating Needs

Whether it’s to the environment or to your own bank account, propane offers many benefits over other forms of home heating and energy. No fuel source is quite like propane, and no propane supplier is quite like Heller’s Gas.

Family-owned for more than 80 years, Heller’s Gas is proud to serve communities throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. Our customers aren’t just clients; they’re friends and neighbors. That’s why we make every effort to provide them with flexible payment plans, 24/7/365 emergency support, and convenient services such as remote tank monitoring and automated refill deliveries.

To learn more about what Heller’s Gas and propane can do for you, call us at 1-800-422-0560 now.

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