Propane and Heating Oil… Now and in the Future

Clean-burning, environmentally-friendly heating oil and propane are both good choices for your home. Supply remains abundant and you’ll stay comfortable and save money by using these energy-efficient home heating fuels.

Cleaner than ever 

Our country continues to make great strides in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, and heating oil is certainly doing its part. The oil heat industry has made many improvements that have significantly increased oil heat’s efficiency and cleanliness, especially when it comes to the vast reductions of sulfur levels. 

Heating oil has been transformed into an ultra-low-sulfur blend; this fuel contains 99% less sulfur than conventional heating oil. The switch to ultra-low sulfur heating oil will result in a reduction in emissions of over 70%, compared with the emissions produced by heating oil from the past. 

What ultra-low sulfur heating oil means for you 

✅ A buildup of sulfur in the heating system can lead to system maintenance issues. The drastic reduction of sulfur in heating oil means that there will be far fewer system issues, which will lead to lower maintenance costs. 

✅ Because there is virtually no sulfur in the heating system now thanks to ultra-low sulfur fuel, your heating oil system can burn the fuel more efficiently, leading to lower heating bills. 

✅ While regular heating oil has been very clean for decades, ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) is even cleaner, producing near-zero particulate emissions. 

✅ ULSHO allows for the introduction of super-efficient heating systems, which are already being used with great results outside of the United States. 

✅ ULSHO requires no modifications to your existing system. 

This is only the beginning. The quality of heating oil will get even better in the years ahead. And that’s good news for the environment! 

The clear, clean choice 

Because propane has such a low carbon content, it produces next to zero greenhouse gas emissions, making it a cleaner-burning energy source that can reliably fuel homes, heat water and even power vehicles. 

Propane generates more Btu’s than an equivalent amount of electricity, so you need much less propane to produce the same amount of heat energy. Also, cleaner-burning propane appliances are efficient, because they waste very little fuel in the combustion process, unlike electric-powered appliances. 

That’s why, hands down, propane is better for the environment and for your home. Visit Propane.com/environment to learn more about propane and the environment. And be sure to check out RenewablePropaneGas.com to learn how the propane industry is reducing its carbon footprint.

Turn your backyard into a summer vacation 

New propane appliances can turn a backyard into a summer vacation. Propane can do that — from gas grills to fire pits to stylish lighting and much more. 

Propane grills 

These days, you can get so much more than just the grill. You can elevate your grilling game with all kinds of features, like side burners, rotisseries, multiple levels of cooking surfaces, smoker boxes and more! 

If you cook on a gas stove inside your home, you know how terrific its precise control of heat can be. By just turning the dial, you can instantly add or reduce heat. 

Take that control outside when you grill with propane. Do you want to make one side direct grilling and one side indirect? Propane can do that! You can decide just how hot you need it, and make adjustments on the spot. When you want to go from medium heat for corn on the cob to high heat for a quick-searing steak, you’re in control. Charcoal can’t do that. 

Fire pits 

Bring friends or family together with the warmth of a propane-fueled fire pit and never worry about feeding a wood fire or cleaning up ashes afterward. A large fire pit can be used as a centerpiece for your yard, or you can set up a series of small ones at the entry of your home to wow your guests. Many models have ignition systems that can be turned on and off with a smartphone or tablet. 

Propane lighting 

When it comes to backyard lighting, nothing holds a candle to propane! Using outdoor lighting will dramatically enhance and accentuate the visual appeal of your property. Popular choices include stunning solid cast brass, black cast aluminum or white cast aluminum styles, with post, pedestal or wall mounts. Gas lights cost pennies per hour to operate and the brightness of these lights is comparable to a 70‑watt light bulb

Pool heaters 

A propane pool heater can maintain a comfortable water temperature any time of day, in any weather, in any season — all for an affordable price. A propane pool heater simply burns gas to warm water from the pool pump then cycles the water back into the pool. 

Please contact us to learn more about all you can do with propane in your backyard. 

 

 

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