Propane’s Many Benefits

Learn about how propane can benefit your family or business in Minnesota or Wisconsin

benefits of propaneWhen you choose propane, you’re choosing a fuel that offers a range of benefits, across the board. Here are a just a few of the benefits of propane.

It’s efficient. With an average efficiency of more than 90%, propane heats up super quickly. So 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.

It’s cost-effective. Your energy bills will be lower with such an efficient fuel working for you, especially if you have propane-powered appliances.

It’s safe. Propane is among the safest fuels for heating and beyond. Our Propane Safety page includes many helpful tips and suggestions for keeping your home as safe as possible.

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.

Propane can do that: for homeowners

Going with Energy Star® in your Midwestern home
energy star logoWhen it’s time for a purchase or upgrade on any of your propane-fueled appliances, look into Energy Star–rated options for even more propane benefits. This will ensure you’re maximizing efficiency while you run your appliances.

The Energy Star program is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and its purpose is to identify and promote energy-efficient products. Most older propane appliances have an Energy Star–rated replacement on the market.

Propane appliances can earn the Energy Star label by being part of the national energy-savings story. These energy-efficient products offer features that consumers are looking for and deliver a high level of performance.

Marked with a blue star logo on the packaging or the products themselves, Energy Star–rated products are comparably priced to conventional products. They often pay for themselves in savings over time. They also use technology that is pretty widely available.

Maximize your propane use—and lower your bills—with these 10 helpful hints:

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  1. Change your furnace filter regularly—ideally once a month.
  2. Seal off windows and doors with caulk to prevent air leaks.
  3. Schedule your system’s tune-up before the start of each heating season.
  4. Use a programmable thermostat, which can automatically adjust itself.
  5. Clean and drain your propane water heater twice every year.
  6. Run your dishwasher or washing machine with only full loads.
  7. Make sure your propane oven is not allowing heat to escape.
  8. Inspect your heating systems as often as possible.
  9. Check that the flame on your propane stove is blue—not yellow.
  10. Turn down your water’s temperature—even a drop from 120° to 115° makes a huge difference.

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