Propane in the Home

How many ways are you using propane at home?

Propane is one of the most versatile fuels available, so it really makes sense to explore the many ways that it can make your life easier and better. With a built-in supply of fuel on your property, you’ll have plenty of options at hand.

The fact is, propane can power just about any appliance inside your home—and outside too! Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you may find something else that propane can do.

Here’s a look at some of the ways you can use propane in your daily life. Don’t forget to check out what propane rebates are available in North Carolina.



Keeping your home warm more efficiently than electricity, a high-efficiency propane furnace offers all the warmth you need, even during the coldest days and nights. Propane furnaces last up to 50% longer than electric units.

Many models can be installed and vented in a different ways. Most of today’s propane gas furnaces feature electronic ignitions. This activates the burners only when fuel is needed, keeping your gas furnace cost down. Electronic ignition also enhances safety because it eliminates the need for standing pilot lights.

Other options for home heating include a propane gas pack and a dual fuel heat pump with propane as one fuel.


Water heaters

Propane fuels some of the most efficient water heating technologies available today. That’s true whether it’s a traditional propane storage tank water heater or a propane tankless on-demand water heater.

Propane is a quick, efficient and affordable way to heat as much water as you need. Propane water heaters offer a hot water recovery rate that’s about twice as fast as electric models, which means there’s little chance of running out of hot water! Propane water heaters also take up less space, have more accurate temperature adjustment and offer more size and installation options. Find out more about water heaters here.



It’s worth the investment to get a whole-house propane generator. In the event of a power outage, you won’t miss a beat, whether you need to charge devices, or keep your heating, cooling, lighting or other essentials running. A propane generator will also ease your mind if you have a security system, sump pump or medical equipment.

Increased safety and quiet operation give propane generators a clear advantage over gasoline generators. A whole-house propane generator can make a true difference for you and your family during a power outage. Propane for your generator can be stored indefinitely—even in cold weather—and it’s easy to receive by delivery.



Enjoy up to double the warmth and comfort of your fireplace without the mess of smoke, soot or ash. Offering a higher efficiency level than other sources of energy, propane gas fireplaces are great for inside or out.

You’ll get double the heat as wood fireplaces but spend about one-third the money. You’ll also enjoy about six times the heating capacity of an electric fireplace. Here’s a bonus: a propane fireplace continues to operate during power outages.

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Space heaters

High-efficiency direct-vent propane space heaters are another way to raise the efficiency levels in your home. By enabling targeted, high-efficiency zone heating to the most used rooms in your living space, you won’t have to rely as much on your primary furnace.

Thermostat-controlled direct-vent and vent-free space heaters are portable and easy to set up. They burn cleaner and emit fewer pollutants than electric heaters.

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Ovens, stoves and ranges

With superior heat distribution and better temperature control than electric stoves, propane gas ovens, stoves and ranges are preferred by the vast majority of professional chefs. When you adjust the heat levels on a propane stove, the result is instant. On an electric stove, it takes longer for the temperature to heat up or cool down.

You can get a propane stove with a long center burner that accommodates griddles or grill pans and heats them evenly, making weekend pancakes or indoor grilling a snap. Other features you can get are convection ovens and sealed burners for easier cleaning. Propane stoves can also be used even if you lose your power!

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Clothes dryers

Whether your laundry pile regularly looks like a mountain or you just have occasional, light laundry needs, it’s easy to find a propane dryer with a capacity that works for you. Quickly reaching the required temperature to dry clothes evenly, propane dryers operate for about half the cost of electric dryers.

Clothes see less wear and tear as a result of the moist heat of propane dryers, and your propane dryer’s moisture-sensing controls will automatically shut it off at the right time.

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Outdoor-living products

Sure, you can use propane to run your clothes dryer, heat your water, warm your home and help you cook dinner. But did you know all the things propane can do for you outside your North Carolina home?

With the help of propane, you can really turn your backyard into a fun and entertaining place. From instant-light propane grills to patio heaters and outdoor fireplaces, your friends and neighbors may never want to leave. Read more about your options in Outdoor Living Products.

Whatever you choose, you can feel confident in the safety of your propane product.

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