You can use propane gas as a sole energy source for various purposes in your home including heating, hot water, and cooking. Similar to oil, you can store propane in a refillable tank installed on your property, either underground or aboveground. This allows you to have a sufficient supply of propane available at all times. With propane, you can avoid the risk of fire hazards that come with using a wood stove or the need to chop wood.
Heat your Home
Propane is a reliable fuel source for home heating. It's more efficient than natural gas and electric heating systems, and can last twice as long as electric ones. Homeowners who use propane heating systems may qualify for rebates and other incentives from the federal and state governments. Propane can be used with both traditional forced air heating systems and eco-friendly hydronic systems, like baseboard and radiant floor heat radiators.
Tankless Water Heaters
If you live off-the-grid and want to save money on hot water, propane water heaters are a good option. Although electric water heaters are cheaper to buy initially, tankless water heaters can be more cost-effective in the long term. They are more efficient than tank water heaters because they only heat water when it's needed. This efficiency can help lower utility bills. In addition, there are now tankless water heaters that produce up to 60% less carbon emissions than traditional electric water heaters.
Propane can be used to power various home appliances that are designed to run on it. Some of these appliances can work without electricity. For instance, a propane stove or oven uses a battery to generate the spark that ignites the flame. Other examples of propane appliances include ranges, clothes dryers, space heaters, and grills. You can even use a propane-powered generator to run your home entirely on generator power.