Propane vs. Electric

Propane vs. Electric: What’s the better choice for powering your home appliances?

Check out the benefits of “plugging” into propane

Do you know the age and performance of your electric furnace and water heater? Run the numbers on replacing these aging appliances and you may be shocked to discover the savings and comfort available when you “pull the plug” and replace with new propane units.

When considering the benefits of propane in your home, start with water heaters. High-efficiency propane water heating units generally cost 30% less to operate than electric water heaters — and realize even greater savings when you heat your water with a tankless propane unit.

Many people switch to propane water heaters because comfort and convenience are important to them and propane really delivers. That’s because propane water heaters can produce about twice as much hot water as comparable electric units.

If you’ve ever been caught cold in your shower by an inefficient electric water heater, check out your options with a new propane water heating system. It’s a lot easier than you may think to make the switch—and you could qualify for rebates when you replace your old water heater with a new propane water heater!

Besides water heaters, consider the positive difference you can enjoy with these applications:

  • Propane heating systems have several benefits over electric heat.
  • End the limitations of cooking with an electric stove. Propane ovens and ranges cost less to operate than their electric counterparts and provide a higher degree of control with precise temperatures. Plus, in many cases, a gas stove will continue to work during a power outage.
  • A propane clothes dryer gets laundry dry 25% faster than the typical electric model and is less likely to cause damage to fabrics.

Here are some key facts about propane vs electric heat, including electric heat pumps and electric water heaters.

Propane vs Electricity

Contact your local propane company about the many ways you can benefit by pulling the cord on electric appliances and plugging into propane.


Take the Propane Home Tour

Walk through a beautiful propane home at the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri. With propane power and propane appliances throughout, this home’s owners will be able to enjoy the propane lifestyle of comfort, efficiency and independence every day.