4 Reasons to Switch to Propane this Fall

propane technician smith propaneFall is here. It’s time to start thinking about pumpkins, leaves turning, candy corn, and changing weather. Over here at Smith, we’re focused on the later; protecting our customers from the winter freeze. Last year, winter hit us hard, stressing out home owners and leaving customers without heat. Getting a jump on your heating plan will result in less stress, and a comfortable home all winter long. We suggest heating with propane– it’s an excellent fuel source, readily available in our area, and easily delivered. For this reason, and many others, we believe you’ll find value in making the switch. Here are four reasons to switch today.

1. It’s Economical & Efficient

Propane can power virtually anything in your house that runs on electricity. From your stovetop and larger kitchen appliances, to your washer and dryer, propane is economical and efficient. Interested in saving money? National data from the US Department of Energy show the cost of electricity is twice the cost of propane. That sounds like an incentive.

2. It’s Readily Available

Nearly 5 percent of all households heat primarily with propane. Why? Since propane comes from natural components, natural gas and petroleum, it’s readily available, even when in high demand (peaking during the winter). About 90 percent of propane used in the US is produced on our soil.

3. It’s Convenient and Durable

Did you know propane tanks are environmentally friendly, and can store safely for up to 40 years? In a pinch, you can have propane delivered to your door, have your tanked filled up, and fill up a storage tank for use in an emergency. It’s reliable, durable, and convenient. Event better… tanks require very little maintenance.

4. It’s Safe

If we were tallying safety scores on home heating fuels, propane might just find itself atop the list. Propane has a very strong safety record. This has to do, in large part, with the strict guidelines imposed by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). As long as drivers, technicians, and propane users follow safety guidelines, there’s very little to worry about when it comes to propane safety.

At Smith, our propane team is standing by to answer your questions about propane delivery, storage tanks, and safety concerns. Getting a leap on winter this year by heating your home with propane. Contact us today to get started.