The Home Factor | Living with Propane

Family in front of propane fireplace

A comfortable home is more important than ever before. As many of us spend more time at home, we realize that a comfortable, functional, safe and efficient setting is essential. By making the right choices in our living spaces, we can improve the quality of life for our families, have a favorable impact on the environment and be responsible stewards of our resources.

Fortunately, propane delivers more livability to homeowners than any other energy source, making it an ideal choice for new construction and remodeling projects. Propane’s versatility and efficiency can be used throughout the home, indoors and out, to provide a comfortable and secure setting no matter where you live or the size of your family.

Here in Missouri, we have so many natural advantages: beautiful views, varied landscapes and enough elbow room to spread out. These perks appeal to many homebuyers and are a perfect fit for the propane lifestyle. And the good news is that buyers looking for homes outside of the larger metropolitan areas don’t need to sacrifice comfort or convenience. That’s one of the benefits of propane.

In suburban and rural areas, homebuyers can enjoy a spacious home, and the life they’ve dreamed of, without sacrificing any of the comforts of urban living. Since propane is well suited to homes located off the natural gas mains, contractors who serve these areas should be well versed in installing and maintaining propane appliances.

Propane can be used throughout the home to maximize livability. Today, many homebuyers rate the kitchen, master bedroom and living room as the most important rooms in the home, and these can all benefit from propane power. Propane water heaters and furnaces can be paired together to ensure that a home stays warm even through the coldest winters while supplying an abundant supply of hot water. And when the temperatures drop, propane’s advantages are even more apparent. Propane furnaces produce heat at higher temperatures than electric models, so the whole home stays warmer, and it does so more efficiently than an electric home. A propane-powered water heater supplies nearly limitless hot water on demand, so there is no more worry about running out of hot water.

Propane can make cooking easier as well. From gas ranges to high-tech ovens, propane can give every home chef the advantage of using the same technology that the pros do. In fact, 96% of professional chefs prefer cooking with gas because of the precise temperature control that cooking with a real flame provides.

The living room, typically one of the coziest rooms in the house, can benefit from propane as well. Installing a propane fireplace provides the ambiance of a real flame without the hassle and mess of firewood. Plus, propane fireplaces produce more heat than their electric counterparts. Unlike wood-burning fireplaces, propane fireplaces can be turned on with just the flick of a switch with no mess to clean up. Propane fireplaces are easy and convenient, making them a great selling point for homebuyers and focal point for room comfort.

Propane is not limited to the indoors, either. It can be incorporated into an outdoor living area such as a deck, patio or walkway with many options. Propane fire pits are a common feature of propane homes, but the possibilities don’t end there. Propane can be utilized in an outdoor kitchen or grill, allowing for easy summer barbecues. It is also an ideal fuel to use in outdoor lighting, which brings both style and comfort to a yard. In addition, pools can be heated with propane, allowing them to be utilized longer throughout the year.

Propane is ideal for homes of all sizes, so it is perfect for use in a large family home or a small, energy-efficient home. Plus, propane appliances are low maintenance, so homeowners can spend more time enjoying life in their homes. Propane is an ideal fuel for homebuyers in suburban and rural areas, and it is versatile enough to meet the needs of many appliance applications. Homes should be a place of comfort, and propane can do more to provide convenience and livability to homeowners in Missouri and across the Midwest.

Contact your local propane provider to get started or learn more about the benefits of propane.