In honor of Earth Day being in April, we thought it would be the best time to talk about how and why propane is one of the cleanest choices for alternative fuel. Propane is a certified green fuel, which makes it the best way for individuals to decrease their carbon footprint. But don’t just take our word for it! The National Energy Policy Act of 1992 and the Clean Air Act of 1990 declared propane as an approved alternative clean-burning fuel.
How is using propane better for the environment?
For starters, propane is non-toxic, nonpoisonous, and insoluble in water, so if there is a propane spill it will be released as a liquid or vapor. This is what makes it possible for propane tanks to be installed underground without concern of it being an environmental hazard. Propane is also the cleanest energy source because of its low carbon content. In comparison to charcoal grills, propane releases 105 times less carbon monoxide! Not convinced? Using propane also minimizes hydrocarbon and greenhouse gas emissions. When you chose propane, you are choosing to help our planet!
Clean burning for the environment and your home!
When using propane, it minimizes soot and scaling on your appliances. Fossil fuels like gasoline and diesel create sulfur dioxide and particles that causes buildup in your appliances. Choosing propane ultimately protects homeowners from costly maintenance on their appliances. This clean burning fuel alternative helps your appliances run better for longer!
Not sure how you can use propane?
Here is a helpful list of ways that you can incorporate propane in your life:
- Home heating
- Cooking appliances
- Water Heaters
- Powering Backup Generators
- Fireplaces and Outdoor Fire Pits
- Pool and Hot Tub Heating
- Outdoor Grills
- Tow Motor
- Construction and Landscaping Equipment
- Patio Heaters
And this is just to name a few! Practically anything that runs on natural gas or electricity can also run on propane.
Did you know?
Propane has no natural odor, color or taste so a harmless chemical called mercaptan is added to give it that distinctive “rotten egg” smell as a way to help detect leaks!