When it comes to powering your home, propane is one of the most cost-effective and efficient energy sources for running appliances. From furnaces to fire pits, and propane-heated pools, there are so many ways propane can power your home. Best of all, you can rest easy knowing that it is a low-emission energy source. (As Randy Spracklin of Rock Solid Builds would say, a propane-powered home is “mint!”)
Propane Fridges and Freezers for Your Kitchen
When compared to their electric counterparts, propane fridges and freezers are known to be much more efficient and require less maintenance over time (thanks to the simple piping system of a propane fridge, compared to the more technical electric fridge). A propane fridge is also more reliable – you won’t have to scramble to eat all the ice cream if your power goes out!
Propane Stoves and Cooktops for Your Kitchen
Propane for the pro chef! Propane stoves are a safe and affordable option for homes or commercial kitchens. A propane stove is proven to heat faster and provide more control than electric, making them ideal for the budding chef in the family.
Love the look of this antique stove from Rock Solid Builds? You can convert almost any stove to propane. Just call on your local professional to help – maybe even give Randy a call, if you’re lucky enough to live in Newfoundland!
Propane Fireplaces to Heat Your Home
When compared with gas, electric or wood-burning fireplaces, propane outpaces them all! They’re hotter than electric and more efficient than wood-burning (bonus: they don’t require the same maintenance). In Canada’s cold climate, propane is the go-to low carbon option for creating toasty fires and heating our homes.
Propane Clothing Dryers to Upgrade Your Laundry Room
How does at least 20 percent savings in energy costs sound? Sounds like a pro move, right? (Get it? Pro-pane?) Propane dryers are more efficient and have a higher heating capacity than electric dryers, which allows for a shorter drying time. The heat is also more consistent, so you’re less likely to have to run the same load through multiple cycles.
Propane Heated Pools and Hot Tubs
Canadians would be hard-pressed to find a more affordable and efficient option for heating their pools than propane. Especially in the cooler shoulder seasons, when it requires more energy to keep pools warm, propane is a clean and safe energy source to keep your pool hot and costs cool.
Propane-Powered Patio Heaters
When it comes to your backyard, propane is your MVP! From pools to patio heaters, and even barbeques, propane powers it all. Compared to natural gas, propane uses half the amount required by gas to heat the same space, making it a much more efficient option.
Be sure to follow all safety guidelines when operating outdoor patio heaters. While propane is a safe and reliable energy source, patio heaters and fire pits should always be operated with the utmost care.
Propane-Powered Fire Pits
What could be more enjoyable than cuddling outdoors, under the stars, beside a warm fire pit? To elevate your starry outdoor experience, try gathering around a propane-powered fire pit. You’ll go from frigid flame to roaring fire with the flip of a switch, without dealing with the messy aftermath of a wood-burning unit.
Keep Your Cottage Running With a Propane-Powered Generator
In areas where power is spotty, like a cottage or a cabin, or the temperamental climate of Newfoundland, a propane-powered generator can provide the peace of mind you need that won’t leave you shivering if the power goes out.
Propane also produces half the amount of carbon monoxide that gasoline does, so you can rest easy knowing your cabin in the woods is eco-chic and better for air quality than traditional energy sources.
Water Heaters Powered by Propane
Propane water heaters have low operating costs, high efficiencies and quick recovery rates. They’re also “smarter” than the alternatives, offering more accurate temperature adjustments and a continuous water supply. They also take up less space – and who couldn’t use more storage space?
Propane is a reliable energy source for furnaces and can cost much less than electric or gas. While the hard costs of propane are higher than gas, it takes double the amount of gas than propane to heat a home, so the overall cost to you is lower.
When preparing for winter, stocking your home with cozy throws and lush fabrics (like those seen in this music room from Rock Solid Builds) is a must, but so is reviewing this winter preparedness checklist for propane users. It’s filled with tips like ensuring your propane tank is full, replacing your furnace filters and how to maintain heat in your home.
For more information on propane and its many uses, visit: https://propane.ca/.