Written on: September 12, 2022
These days, we’re all experiencing the painful effects of higher energy prices. Spurred by persistent supply issues, market speculation, and fuel disruptions caused by the war in Ukraine, all energy prices have surged this year.
However, households and businesses that use propane can take some comfort in the fact that their fuel prices have increased less than other energy sources — in fact, propane prices have actually remained stable in recent months.
When you choose propane, you’re choosing a fuel that offers a wide range of benefits. Read on to learn more about how propane can help your family or business save, and what sets this fuel apart from others, in terms of efficiency, stability, and affordability.
Propane is a U.S.-produced fuel. While it’s not totally insulated from market fluctuations, it’s more stable than other fuels, making it a safe and reliable choice. Propane is also a remarkably efficient fuel, both from an energy usage and cost standpoint.
When it comes to saving money on energy bills, propane gives a big bang for your buck. Since propane naturally burns hotter, it feels warmer, and the energy produced creates a larger energy output. Your energy bills will be lower with such an efficient fuel working for you, especially if you have propane-powered appliances.
Across the board, propane appliances are more efficient than their electric counterparts. With an average efficiency of more than 90%, propane heats up super quickly. Propane boilers and furnaces provide more efficient heat than electric heat pumps. And, if you have an electric water heater and are thinking about switching to propane, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how fast the water heats up. That means less wasted energy and more savings for you.
Propane is among the safest fuels for heating and beyond, and at Lakes Gas, safety is our top priority.
Our Propane Safety page includes many helpful tips and suggestions for keeping your home as safe as possible. When you become a Lakes Gas customer, we’ll provide you with a Gas System Safety Inspection (GSSI) at the time we initially set your tank.
Most folks have seen in the media what happened with the electric grids in New York and California, and it makes sense to want to avoid a similar emergency. It’s a smart option if you need to be off the grid. If you’re in a geographical area where access to utility services can be spotty, propane is a smart, reliable option. Your tank is on your property, and supply issues across the community do not affect you since you have your own supply.
With propane, you’re in control – if you want to be. Or, you can ask the experts at Lakes Gas to keep an eye on your propane gauge and predict your usage patterns. You’ll never run out of propane with our automatic delivery program. Either way, you won’t be relying on the electrical infrastructure and utility companies for your fuel needs.
Explore how propane can benefit your family or business in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Feel free to reach out to us to learn more about how propane keeps you reliably and affordably comfortable. When you become a customer at Lakes Gas, you’ll enjoy service that’s unmatched in the region.