Home Remodeling: Converting Your Home to Run on Propane

There are lots of different reasons to plan a remodel for your home. You may have recently bought a fixer-upper and are doing renovations and remodeling before you move into your new home. Or, it may be time to sell your home and you’re planning to remodel to add to its value before putting it on the market.

Whatever your reasoning is, remodeling almost always pays off in the long run. Remodels add value to your home and can also make it run more efficiently. If your home uses an energy source other than propane, you may want to consider converting it to use this alternative energy source.

Using propane in your home has many benefits and there are different projects to match any remodeling budget.

Why Choose Propane?

Propane is considered an alternative energy source, meaning it doesn’t destroy natural resources or harm the environment like other energy sources. If you’re dissatisfied with your current energy source, you may want to consider switching to propane.

Propane burns much cleaner than other energy sources, making it a great fuel to use in your home. In certain instances, it is even cleaner and more efficient than natural gas. Using a clean-burning fuel in your home helps cut down on emissions that damage the environment.

If your home is heated and cooled using electricity, for example, you would need to use a lot of power to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, especially during the very cold and very hot months. Many areas still use coal to create electricity. When you use more electricity, more coal needs to be used too, creating more pollution in the process.

Propane is also a cheaper energy source compared to others. Let’s look at electricity again. Depending on electricity for your heating and cooling needs will make your electric bill very high, especially if you live in a larger home. You’re not only paying to get your home to a comfortable temperature but also to power all of the other appliances and electronics you have in your home.

Propane is a great energy source for your home because it can be used for a wide variety of purposes, from heating and cooling your home to powering useful appliances.

Propane Heat

Like we mentioned before, using propane to heat your home will reduce your heating bill and allow you to set the most comfortable temperature for your home. Here are some of the benefits of using propane in your home:

  • Longevity: Propane home heating units can last for up to 20 years. This is almost 10 years longer than units that use electricity for heating. When you put a propane unit in your home, you won’t have to replace it for a very long time.
  • Efficiency: Burning propane for heat can be up to 95% efficient. When your heating unit is running efficiently, you know your energy bill reflects the actual energy you used and not what was wasted due to inefficiency.

Propane Hot Water

Do you avoid taking a shower while the dishwasher or washing machine is running? Do you have to wait a while after someone else takes one to jump in? If your hot water heater isn’t working right for you, a propane water heater is the answer.

Using propane to heat the water used in your home gives you endless hot water. It has the same 20-year lifespan as your home heating unit, will heat your water up faster and only starts going when you need it.

Propane Appliances

Unlike other energy sources, propane can be used to fuel many other appliances in your home, including:

  • Dryers
  • Gas grills
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Patio heating
  • Stoves
  • Refrigerators
  • Generators

Connecting these appliances to your propane gas can add more convenience and comfort to your home. Make your outdoor living space the ultimate oasis that you can enjoy longer. Make cooking more efficient while using less energy. Switching your appliances to propane will also save you money on your energy bill.

If you’d like more information about the benefits of switching to propane, contact us today! Foster Fuels is happy to answer any questions you have and help you find the best solution for your home.

3 thoughts on “Home Remodeling: Converting Your Home to Run on Propane”

  1. Callie Marie says:

    Thanks for explaining how you can convert your home to use propane heat. We don’t want to be reliant on gas hookups, so this would be a good project to consider. One more thing we would have to figure would be where to source our propane deliveries and how to store it safely.

  2. UNIVERSAL HEATING SOLUTIONS says:

    Valuable information,Thanks lots for sharing them with us.

  3. Derek McDoogle says:

    I did not know the fact that propane burns much cleaner than other energy sources. My dad can’t take a shower in his house if the washer is on because it would use all the hot water. I will tell my dad to check propane water heaters to see if that can help that issue.

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