How Can I Use Propane in My Home?

Cooking with propane

Posted: September 17, 2019

There are many reasons why propane is a great fuel for your home—from–efficiency, environmental friendliness, and an exemplary safety record. Still, one of the most compelling reasons to expand your use of propane is its incredible versatility.

Simply put, when it comes to powering appliances, propane is not just a jack-of-all-trades – it’s a master of them. From heating your home to heating your pool and everything in between—propane can do that!

Heating and cooking and much more with propane

Let’s take a closer look at the many propane appliances and other propane-powered equipment you can use inside, and outside, your Pennsylvania, Delaware or New Jersey home.

  • Furnaces – If you’re looking to generate heat to warm up your home, a propane furnace can’t be matched. On cold nights, electric heat likely still leaves you with a chill, but a high-powered propane furnace will keep you and your loved ones warm and toasty. Producing much higher indoor air temperatures with thermal energy, propane furnaces are highly efficient. And you won’t have a need for a backup system.
  • Stoves, ovens, and cooktops – The big majority of professional chefs cook with gas, and for good reasons. They get precision temperature control that no electric cooktop can match. Food also cooks more evenly, whether on your stovetop, or in your oven. Start using a propane gas stove and you’ll be delighted by the difference.
  • Indoor propane hearths—including fireplaces, fireplace inserts, and gas log sets – With a propane hearth you’ll get real flames – not the blinking lights you get with an electric fireplace. And you’ll get those flames at the push of a button, so no more wood gathering or ash-sweeping. Propane hearths are four to five times more efficient than their wood-burning counterparts, too –so if you’re using your indoor fireplace as a heat source, powering it with propane delivers affordable warm comfort.
  • Whole house generators – When the power goes out, you won’t miss a beat with a whole-house power generator. It will keep your home heating or cooling system, sump pump, security systems and other equipment running until the utility company can make repairs and restore power.

Other propane appliances

  • Clothes dryers – A propane clothes dryer gets hot quickly and heats clothes evenly, and as a result costs about half what an electric dryer costs to operate. Propane dryers also cause less wear and tear on your clothes.
  • Water heaters – Propane water heaters typically recover water twice as quickly as electric models, yet they cost up to 30 percent less to operate. Upgrade to a tankless propane water heater and that energy savings number can jump even higher compared to a conventional—and inefficient–electric water heater.
  • Outdoor living equipment – From propane lighting and portable or built-in gas grills to fire pits and pool heaters and patio heaters, propane can help you extend your outdoor living season.

Contact Wilson Oil and Propane to learn more about expanding your use of propane. We have an expert team of technicians who can take care of propane appliance installation and maintenance in our Delaware Valley service area.