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There are many benefits of using a propane system, including efficiency, reliability, and economy. Propane can serve numerous applications that other power alternatives cannot. It is a green alternative to using coal-powered electricity and can even help you to get off the grid for either short or long periods of time. Here are some of the best and most well-known benefits of propane.

A High Energy Option

With its superior octane rating to gasoline and other traditional fuels, propane is an odorless, colorless gas that provides better energy output per cost unit than electricity. An electric water heater might take an hour to heat an entire tank, while propane could do the same job in 20 minutes or less, which means shorter waits between showers.

Environmentally Friendly

Propane does not contribute to soil or groundwater contamination. It was listed in the 1992 Energy Policy Act and the Clean Air Act as a clean fuel for a wide variety of uses. It is the cleanest burning of all the fossil fuels and can replace as much as 98% of all petroleum use.

An Excellent Emergency Backup

As an emergency reserve fuel supply, propane stores exceptionally well. Having a complete propane system allows you to keep running essential systems in your home or business even during prolonged power outages. Just one gallon of propane delivers 91,600 Btu’s and 27-kilowatt hours of electric power.

Safer than Natural Gas or other Petroleum Fuels

Propane tanks are 20 to 30% more resistant to damage than tanks used for ethanol, gasoline, or methanol. In case a leak does occur, most propane supplies are treated with an added odorizing agent that enables you to detect a leak by smell. Your propane professional will help you use your system and maintain it properly to ensure safe operation.


If you’re looking to save money on power, propane is the go-to fuel. You can save as much as 30% of your usual yearly power bills by switching to propane. Propane clothes dryers are 50% more efficient than electric dryers, and a propane water heater is 90% more efficient than the traditional option.

Highly Versatile Energy

Propane can be used for nearly all power applications from running electric systems, cooking, heating and more. As the most efficient energy source available, it is the ideal option for nearly all your power needs.

Homes Serviced Better.

HB Home Service Team has been keeping Pennsylvania comfortable year round for over 100 years. With top notch customer service and a huge fleet of propane trucks, we stand behind everything we do. To learn more about the many advantages of propane, get in touch with Harrisburg, Hershey, Carlisle, and York, PA’s preferred propane experts at HB Home today.  Call us at 717-232-4328.