Rural and Off the Grid Power

Propane for Rural and Off the Grid Power

The benefits of moving your house off the grid affordably by plugging into propane.

Off the Grid Cabin with Propane Generator

Available in rural and remote locations

Propane is available in rural or remote locations making living off the grid easy. Propane generators can even serve as a primary energy source for modern off the grid homes. Cogeneration, or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) units are now available that produce heat in addition to electricity. Propane off the grid power systems are housed outside, usually adjacent to a carport or other non-living space.

Propane Reliability

People like heating their home and water with propane because they know they will have a reliable supply of propane on hand whenever they need it. Unlike other energy sources, propane customers can contract for and store their energy supply on-site for the ultimate level of security. Having a propane tank on their property gives them the ability to store an off grid energy supply that’s always ready for immediate use.

Propane Affordability

Propane appliances save hundreds, even thousands of dollars in annual energy costs compared to electric energy. Missouri’s propane consumers also have many local options for price, service and terms. Electric providers have monopoly-like territories without competition to provide the best price. Converting to propane and getting started living off the grid is more affordable than ever with many rebates available.

Propane Efficiency

High Efficiency Propane Furnaces: Propane furnaces provide a steady heating temperature of 115 to 125 degrees. Electric furnaces supply a heat below your average body temperature of 98 degrees, 60 percent of the time during heating seasons. Propane furnaces reach warmer temperatures much quicker than electric heating systems, meaning less run-time and lower operating costs.

Propane Water Heating: Energy Star propane tankless water heating units save about 13 to 20 percent in annual energy costs compared to electric units. They heat water as it’s needed, so you’re not paying to heat water stored in a tank. They also free up an average of 12 square feet of floor space compared to electric storage water heaters.

Propane Kitchen Appliances: Propane ovens, ranges and cooktops cost less to operate than their electric counterparts and provide a higher degree of control with precise temperatures. Plus, in many cases, a propane gas stove will continue to work during a power outage.

Propane Dryers: Propane Dryers are 20 percent less expensive to operate than electric dryers.

Propane is Clean

Propane is a low-carbon alternative fuel that burns cleanly and produces significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than most other energy sources. Propane is a non-toxic fuel that won’t contaminate soil or groundwater, making it safe to use anywhere.

Propane is American Made

Using propane for an off grid power system contributes to America’s energy independence.

How to move off the grid

Ready to get started living off the grid? Contact your local propane retailer and see how you can start living off the grid while enjoying the benefits of propane.