Propane is an approved clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act. Replacing propane for other fuels such as gasoline and fuel oil is an economical and viable step toward cleaner air. For those who like to be “Eco-Friendly,” using propane reduces the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and air pollutants like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide.
Propane is used in over 48 million households, as well as many businesses, for water and space heating, indoor and outdoor cooking, clothes drying, and backup power. Many industries are choosing to use propane to cost effectively fuel vehicles and equipment while lowering emissions.
Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about propane:
1. It’s Versatile.
It can easily power furnaces, hot water heaters, indoor and outdoor appliances, generators, fireplaces and more.
2. It’s Affordable.
Unlike oil and gas, propane prices have decreased over the last several years. More modern propane furnaces reach 95% efficiency, which then provides up to 30% savings compared to oil.
3. It’s Environmentally Friendly.
Because propane is clean burning and non-toxic, it will not create an environmental hazard if it is released into the air, water or soil.
4. It’s Efficient.
Furnaces and appliances that operate using propane typically have a longer life-span and lower maintenance costs.
5. It’s American-Made.
Nearly 50,000 workers across the U.S. are employed in propane production, transportation, and distribution. Propane production keeps quality jobs in our country.
6. It’s Abundant.
America produces more than enough propane to meet demand. In fact, the U.S. is propane’s leading producer. With propane being a clean-burning alternative to gasoline and diesel, it is a solution for addressing energy challenges being faced today.