“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
Native American Proverb
Every year on April 22, more than a billion people plant trees, clean up their communities and take energy saving steps at home in honor of Earth Day. At ThompsonGas, we believe Earth Day should be celebrated every day. That’s why we believe every household and business should use energy-efficient, safe, and reliable propane service.
Propane is good for the environment. As an approved, clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992, propane is one of the cleanest burning of all fossil fuels. Propane is nontoxic, so it’s not harmful to soil or water. Burning coal to generate electricity releases carbon dioxide and other pollutants into the environment. Per pound of fuel burned, coal emits more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide as propane. By opting for propane gas service instead of electricity, customers can cut emissions and help preserve the environment.
Propane home appliances offer easy, practical solutions for homeowners who want to leave a greener mark on the planet. Here’s how:
- Propane tankless water heaters heat water on demand instead of storing it in a tank. This can reduce wasted standby energy by up to 20 percent.
- Propane furnaces are more efficient than oil furnaces. Propane furnaces can reach efficiency levels of more than 95 percent, while peak efficiency for an oil furnace is 80-85 percent.
- Electric water heaters are responsible for 2.5 times more greenhouse gases than propane furnaces.
This Earth Day, we encourage consumers to consider converting from oil or electric to propane gas service instead. Better for the environment and better for the consumer, propane service is an environmentally friendly, alternative energy choice. To learn more about propane gas service and the environment, call ThompsonGas today at 800.768.6612!