Written on: April 5, 2021
One of the more important qualities to consider when you’re thinking about which fuel to choose for your Midwestern home is the impact it has on the environment.
When it comes to eco-performance, propane is at or near the top of the list of heating fuels here in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Because it is a light, simple hydrocarbon, it is one of the cleanest burning fuels available, with a lower carbon content than fuel oil, gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and ethanol.
It also emits far less greenhouse gas per BTU than almost any other fuel, making it a great choice for homes where environmental responsibility matters.
Think electric power is the greener way to go? Think again: about half the electricity generated in Minnesota comes from coal- or natural gas-fired plants, which produce many tons of methane and carbon dioxide every year; another 30 percent or so is produced by nuclear power, which doesn’t have a stellar environmental record, either.
If you’re looking for a clean, green fuel for your WI or MN home, propane could be just your ticket for these reasons and more:
Considering a switch from electricity to propane in your Minnesota or Wisconsin home? It’s a smart move! Contact Lakes Gas today to learn more about making the switch.