Why Propane Is Popular in New Construction

Many new construction projects are eschewing electricity in favor of propane where possible. There are several reasons that propane has become so popular and is seeing such an increased demand in new construction. If you’re building a new home or commercial property, here are some of the reasons you may want to consider using propane wherever you can in your plans.

Propane delivers high-energy power.

Did you know that propane has a higher octane rating than gasoline? This high-powered energy source helps your appliances work more efficiently and deliver better results. For example, a propane-powered heat pump can keep the air supply in your home around 115 degrees constantly, while heat pumps that rely on electricity can only manage air that is about the same temperature as the body. Propane water heaters only need 20 minutes to heat a tank, compared to the hour needed for an electric water heater. These benefits mean that everything in your home works a little better while using less power to do so.

Propane works in an emergency.

During weather emergencies and other urgent situations, it’s common for the electricity to be knocked out. Without electricity, you won’t be able to use your oven or stove, and you could lose your HVAC system. If you have propane, you will still be able to cook and to keep your home comfortable, even without electricity.

Propane is safe.

Some people have the misconception that propane is unsafe. In reality, propane tanks are buried much lower than natural gas mains, and the tanks are more puncture resistant than those used for gasoline. Odorant is added to propane, so you will know immediately if there is a leak.

Are you interested in propane for your new construction projects? Barnett’s Propane is here to answer your questions and provide reliable propane delivery in Tucson when you’re ready. Call us today at (520) 628-8525 in Tucson or (520) 458-4541 in Sierra Vista for more information.