Propane vs. Electricity

Propane is great for your budget and the planet

Every day, we speak to homeowners and business owners who are looking for the most efficient, eco-friendly and affordable energy option. We appreciate that the last decade has been tough on people’s budgets. Additionally, climate consciousness is an increasingly important part of people’s purchasing choices.

Unfortunately, some activists and interested parties are trying to claim that full electrification is a “silver bullet” solution. That often is not the case.

Grid electricity: Not as clean (or efficient) as advertised

The idea that converting to electric heating and other appliances is a greener option doesn’t bear out when you look at how our grid electricity is generated. In Oklahoma, over half of our grid power comes from natural gas and coal, which are huge contributors to climate change.

In fact, propane’s carbon intensity (the amount of carbon dioxide produced to generate a certain amount of energy) is 26% lower than our state’s grid electricity.

Electricity is also an inefficient way to deliver energy to homes. It takes 3.03 units of electricity to deliver one unit of energy to a household. For propane, that ratio is only 1.01 to one.

Choosing between propane and electricity for home equipment

Now, consider the superior efficiency that homeowners enjoy by choosing propane equipment instead of electric products:

Propane is reliable and affordable

Choosing propane over electricity means you’re less reliant on an increasingly undependable power grid. When you install a propane standby generator at your home, you can be completely protected from unexpected blackouts.

Additionally, almost all the propane you use is American-made. While this doesn’t mean that the price is completely insulated from energy market fluctuations, it is more stable than many other energy sources.

Beck & Root Propane offers customers a range of pricing and payment options that make propane even more cost-effective. Contact us to become a customer.

Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration; the Propane Education & Research Council.

Better with Propane