Benefits of Building a Home with Propane

Posted: March 6, 2023

What Propane Appliances Can I Use in My Home?

Propane is an ideal option to power homes in the Delaware Valley. It’s a clean-burning, versatile and highly efficient fuel that provides a long list of benefits for homeowners.

Many people, however, may choose an all-electric home because they view it as the “cleanest” energy choice. But, unless your electricity is completely generated from a renewable source like wind, solar, or hydropower (instead of coal or natural gas), that’s simply not true. Read about propane and the environment.

After you let your home builder know that you prefer an all-propane home, Propane professionals can install properly sized propane storage tanks and then connect multiple propane gas appliances.

Storage tanks can be placed aboveground or buried underground, and large community propane systems can even be designed to fuel an entire development. Propane also provides jobsite flexibility by providing energy for portable generators and temporary heaters while construction is on-going.

You can also let your builder know that there is a current Propane Construction Incentive Program that can provide up to a $1,500 reward for the construction of propane homes in 2023. Read more about building homes with propane then see how we can help builders who use propane.

What Propane Appliances Can I Use in My Home?

Here’s a look at just some of the propane gas appliances and other propane-powered equipment you can use inside your newly built Delaware Valley home.

  • Furnaces— If you’re looking to generate heat to warm up your home, a propane furnace will keep you and your loved ones warm and toasty. Producing high indoor air temperatures at an affordable cost, propane furnaces are highly efficient. And you won’t have any need for a backup heating system when outdoor temperatures drop below the freezing mark.
  • Water heaters – Propane water heaters typically recover water twice as quickly as electric models, yet they generally cost up to 30% less to operate. Upgrade to a tankless propane water heater and energy savings can jump even higher compared to a conventional—and inefficient–electric water heater.
  • 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.
  • Propane Gas Stoves– You can create some memorable meals with your propane gas stove/cooktop. From more precise cooking control to quicker temperature changes – especially for lowering or shutting off – propane is the way to go.
  • Propane fireplaces — You can lounge on your couch and enjoy real flames – not the blinking lights you’ll get with an electric fireplace. And you’ll get those flames at the push of a button. Plus, propane fireplaces deliver five to six times the heating capacity of electric fireplaces. Read about propane fireplaces.
  • Clothes dryers – Quickly reaching the required temperature to dry clothes evenly, propane dryers generally operate for less than electric dryers. Plus, clothes get subjected to less wear and tear as a result of the moist heat of propane dryers. Your propane dryer’s moisture-sensing controls will automatically shut it off at just the right time.

Contact Wilson Oil and Propane in PA

Wilson Oil and Propane leads the way in underground and aboveground tank installations for construction projects, big and small. Our services include:

  • temporary heat tanks and fueling
  • installation of residential and commercial tanks
  • proper sizing of residential and commercial interior and exterior systems
  • hands-on follow-up with homeowners.

Why not let Wilson Oil and Propane be your trusted resource for prompt, safe and reliable propane delivery service? We also install and repair propane furnaces and propane water heaters. Become a propane customer today.