Building a New Home? Here’s Why You Should Choose Propane

new construction homeBuilding a new home is an exciting adventure full of choices. And one of the choices you’ll need to make is what energy source you want for your home. When it comes to home heating, there are other options available besides electric heat 

Propane is a common household energy source with a lot of benefits. Alamance Oil, your Burlington propane provider, is available and makes the entire process easy, so consider the many reasons you should choose propane for your new home.  

Energy Efficiency 

One of the biggest benefits of using propane is the fact that it is energy efficient. Propane produces more heat per BTU than oil or natural gas, meaning a smaller amount of propane is required to produce the same amount of heat or energy as other fuels. Building a new home that uses less fuel could mean you save a lot of money on your energy bills.  

Versatility 

Propane can be used for much more than just home heat. Propane can be used to fuel your stove, oven, grill, clothes dryer, and more. When it comes to choosing your new home appliances, keep propane in mind and find appliances that can run on propane.  

Safety 

Propane burns clean, is non-toxic, and won’t pollute the environment or contaminate groundwater if a leak occurs. It only burns at extremely high temperatures, so the fire risk is very low. It emits no greenhouse gases. By choosing propane, you are not only protecting your home and family, you’re doing your part to reduce your household’s impact on the environment.  

Affordability 

Want to avoid a monthly heating bill and reduce your electric bill? Propane is typically purchased in bulk before the cold weather season. You can pay one time a year, or even less if your tank holds enough for multiple years or if the weather is mild. However, if spreading out the cost over time works better for your budget, monthly payment plans are available as well.  

Convenience 

Propane can be delivered anywhere, even to rural areas where natural gas lines don’t reach. If you’re building your new home in the suburbs, propane might be your best option for home heat and other appliances. And propane works when the power goes out, so you’ll still have heat, hot water, and a hot meal even when there’s no electricity.  

Plan for Propane from the Start 

If you’re planning to use propane in your new home, communicate this to your builder as soon as you have decided. Your builder may ask you about your plans for home heating and cooling and other appliances before you get the chance to bring it up. But make sure it is a part of the initial planning. The sooner you incorporate this into the home design, the better. A propane home may need some specifics in structure, equipment, and landscaping.  

Want to talk to an expert about household propane usage? Call Burlington propane supplier Alamance Oil today at (336) 226-9371 to discuss your options for using propane in your new home.  

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