Is Propane Considered a “Green” Fuel?
February 3, 2020
Looking for an easy way to shrink your personal carbon footprint? Switch your electric appliances to models powered by clean, green propane – a power-packed energy source recognized as a “low-polluting fuel” by the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act.
This versatile green fuel will help shrink your home’s carbon footprint by:
- Cutting harmful emissions – Nearly two-thirds of the electricity produced in Massachusetts is generated by burning natural gas, which is mostly methane – a gas that is more than 80 times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. Burning propane releases virtually no greenhouse gases.
- Improving efficiency – Propane appliances are usually more efficient –sometimes far more efficient – than electric models of similar size and output; a propane tankless propane water heater, for example, can save up to 50 percent on energy costs compared to a similar unit powered by electricity, according to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
- Reducing harmful impact – Propane is not toxic and does not spill, pool, or leave a residue, which makes it harmless to soil or water in the event of a propane tank leak. With propane, there are no risks for long-term damage to your home or property if a leak occurs.
The bottom line: If you’re looking for an easy way to be a little kinder to the planet, choose propane gas – and if you need a reliable propane supplier in Greater Springfield MA, choose FSi.
Looking for a more eco-friendly way to power the appliances in your western Massachusetts home? Choose clean, green, economical propane from FSi. Contact us today to schedule a propane delivery, or to learn more about our expert residential propane services, including propane equipment installations!