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Propane vs. Heating Oil

Propane beats heating oil in efficiency and versatility

home heating options new york Don’t miss out on all the benefits that propane can offer you and your home, just because you already have a heating oil system. Oil-fired heating systems don’t last forever, and if yours is nearing the end of its lifespan, now is the time to make the switch to clean-burning, versatile, energy-efficient propane!

Read on to learn more about how A.C. Howell can help get you all set to reap the advantages of propane, including installing and leasing your propane tank and providing our reliable Automatic Delivery.

Save big with propane

Some folks worry about the potential expense of converting a heating system to propane, but the good news is that propane ultimately pays off in the long run by offering:

  • Steadier fuel prices: When people convert to propane, their price per gallon for heating fuel usually drops dramatically. That is because price swing trends with propane tend to be more moderate compared to heating oil, gasoline and other fuels derived from crude oil. This is because propane is a completely domestic form of energy. The U.S. actually exports about twice as much propane to the rest of the world than we use in our own country.
  • Better energy-efficiency: Modern propane furnaces and boilers are often 20% – 30% more energy efficient than comparable oil-fired heating systems.
  • Cost-effective propane water heaters: A propane tankless water heater can reduce your water heating costs by 40% or more.
  • Continued savings, the more appliances you add: Even if you don’t have any propane appliances yet, once your propane heating system is set up, you can add energy-efficient propane appliances at your convenience and see your savings grow!
  • Versatility means more chances to save: Propane can do a lot more than home heating and water heating. It also makes cooking easier and more fun with a propane range, gets clothes dried faster and with fewer wrinkles than electric dryers, lets you enjoy a fire in the fireplace without wood or cleanup and more!

Protect the environment

Propane’s a much more environmentally-friendly choice than heating oil in a number of ways, including:

  • Energy efficiency: Not only is propane better for your budget than heating oil, it’s also better for the environment.
  • Fewer greenhouse gas emissions: Propane has greatly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than heating oil.
  • Propane is nontoxic: The environmental consequences of a heating oil spill can be devastating to the ecosystem and groundwater supply. Heating oil leaks or spills can lead to thousands of dollars in cleanup costs. In the rare event of a leak, propane does not harm the air, water, soil or plant or aquatic life. It simply dissipates into the air.

Consider swapping heating oil for propane to save money. AC Howell can help!

A.C. Howell can help you navigate the process of converting your New York home to propane, including installing and leasing your propane tank and providing our reliable Automatic Delivery. If you have questions about your service, or want to start saving money with clean, efficient propane, A.C. Howell is here for you, so reach out to become a customer today.