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With a propane furnace or boiler, you can give homeowners more cost-efficient heating, and more comfortable and consistent warmth compared with other fuel sources.
Whether you choose a propane storage tank water heater, or save floor space with a propane tankless water heater, you can be sure you’re giving homeowners the performance they demand. Plus, with new efficiency standards making electric models bigger and bulkier, high-efficiency propane water heaters can be easier to install.
Simply by giving a kitchen propane cooking appliances, you give the whole home a high-end feel. Your customers will enjoy the control of cooking with gas, just like the professionals.
A propane clothes dryer is a simple addition that shows homeowners you don’t overlook any details. They’re easily vented and give homeowners better performance, and incredible efficiency.
Propane fireplaces are significantly warmer and more energy efficient compared with electric or wood fireplaces. With modular assembly, power venting, and other advantages, propane fireplaces give you more design flexibility than ever before.
Show your customers you’re going the extra mile for their peace of mind. A propane-powered standby generator gives a homeowner comfort and security in the event of a power outage.
Propane isn’t just for the interior of homes. Transform the exterior of your next project with a fire pit or fireplace, flame lighting, full outdoor kitchen, and more.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems provide heat and generate electricity with higher efficiency and lower emissions levels than conventional heating and grid-supplied power. CHP systems can operate at 70 percent to 80 percent (electric and thermal) efficiency.
Propane gives your customers independence from the grid, because it’s stored onsite, and delivered by professional propane suppliers. You can even give your customers the choice of above-ground or underground tank installation, to preserve the aesthetics of their yard. For larger developments, consider a community tank system, that supplies all of a development’s homes with propane, similar to a natural gas line.
Propane’s portability, low emissions, and ease of refueling makes it a great choice for construction equipment, including generators, heating, scissor lifts, and even work trucks.
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We're always looking for an opportunity to use propane for so many reasons, not just the efficiency. It's readily available, it's a super reliable and efficient source to cook and heat with. Ron Scarpa, President, Barefoot Brothers Construction
The reason we went with propane is because it offered us an opportunity to provide the types of features that customers desire. Tom Burleigh, General Manager, Rockwell Custom
When people are buying new construction, they want the best amenities out there. And those are your gas fireplaces, gas tankless hot water heaters. They want those modern-day luxuries that electric just can't offer. Tom Burleigh, General Manager, Rockwell Custom
If you are interested in space saving, if you're interested in cost efficiency, and you're interested in the environment, why would you not use propane gas? It's a great product. Ron Scarpa, President, Barefoot Brothers Construction
Learn About Propane's Benefits
Propane has significant advantages for homebuilders. To start, all-propane homes are typically valued up to five percent higher than all-electric homes. The Propane Construction Incentive Program will actually pay you up to $7,500 annually, just for building or remodeling with propane. And if you want to build a reputation for quality and grow your business, propane can do that, too.
Explore Your Appliance Options
Don’t stop with just a propane water heater or furnace. Once you’ve included propane for one appliance, it’s easy to add propane kitchen appliances, clothes dryers, fireplaces, backup power, and more. Nearly any gas appliance can be converted to run on propane. And when you include more propane appliances in your plans, you can count on outstanding performance and even greater energy efficiency.
For a competitive advantage in home performance, comfort, and efficiency, build or remodel your homes with these five propane applications:
- Space Heating: Cost-efficient heating with a more comfortable and consistent warmth.
- Water Heating: Faster hot water with up to 50 percent cost savings compared with electric options.
- Cooking: The joy and control of cooking with gas, just like the professionals do.
- Clothes Drying: Faster drying for up to 20 percent reduced energy use.
- Fireplaces: Significantly warmer and more energy efficient than electric or wood fireplaces.
Work With A Propane Supplier
Enter your zip code to find a supplier in your area who serves the residential construction and remodeling market. Your local propane supplier will be happy to answer questions about propane tank placement (including above-ground or underground installation), fuel delivery options, and more. You can also find local suppliers by searching Google’s business listings.
Install Your Appliances
Work with your propane supplier to ensure proper installation of all propane appliances. And don’t worry about propane holding up your project. In many cases, using propane can speed things up, because you’re not at the mercy of public utilities for connections to the grid.
Where can I buy propane appliances?
What do I do when my portable propane tank is empty?
When the propane tank you use for grilling or other outdoor appliances is empty, you can drop it off and purchase a full tank at one of thousands of tank exchanges nationwide. You’ll find them everywhere from hardware and rental stores to grocers, convenience stores, and gas stations. You can also contact your local propane supplier.
Where can I find someone to service my propane appliances?
Your local propane supplier is an excellent source of information for things like propane appliance servicing and repairs. Whenever you have questions about servicing, repairing, or replacing your propane appliances, give them a call.