Written on: November 20, 2023
You may have heard in the news that they are banning gas stoves in states like New York and California. The truth is that those bans only apply to new constructions. No one is being forced to give up their gas stove. And while there is a similar bill proposed in Massachusetts, again, it only applies to eliminating the installation of gas stoves in new constructions. That means no one is coming to take your gas stove and you can buy one with peace of mind.
Furthermore, there are a lot of reasons to stand behind propane. Propane has an exceptional safety record thanks in part to a lot of government and industry regulations. Additionally, compared to other fossil fuels, propane is one of the cleanest burning. Propane also offers environmental benefits above and beyond electricity. That’s because of how efficient propane appliances are. That efficiency means a smaller carbon footprint. For example, a propane water heater can produce twice as much hot water in the same time span as an electric water heater. Propane clothes dryers work 1/4 faster than electric dryers. And propane space heaters are significantly more efficient than electric space heaters. All that increased efficiency really adds up. Using propane instead of electricity to cook, warm water, heat your home, and dry your clothes could cut your carbon emissions by up to 50%.
Additionally, in the rare event of a leak, propane doesn’t pose a danger to the environment. It doesn’t harm the air, soil, water, plants, or water-based organisms. It just dissipates. It’s non-toxic.
In response to the gas bans in effect and those being proposed, Tucker Perkins, president of PERC (Propane Education & Research Council), had this to say, “Rather than gas bans, states should focus on natural gas supply chains and mitigate potential hazards…. This, along with proper installation, ventilation, and yearly checkups by qualified technicians constitutes a common-sense approach to addressing health and safety concerns around gas appliances.”
Although many consider it a greener option, electricity has its drawbacks. Most of America’s electricity is generated by coal-burning power plants. Because of this, electricity is our country’s second-largest source of greenhouse gases—second only to transportation.
In addition, electric stoves are not without their drawbacks. They produce particulate matter and can emit dangerous chemicals like formaldehyde.
At Brideau, we make it easy to convert your home to propane. Simply contact us to let us know you want to make the switch and we’ll provide a free no-obligation evaluation of your home and heating equipment. If you decide to move forward, we’ll check to see what incentives and offers are available from our vendor portfolio. Sign your agreement, and we’ll set a date for your equipment installation (usually within a week). We’ll handle everything including getting all necessary permits. And the installation will usually be completed in one day.
Brideau Energy has been serving the residents of central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire since 1987.
Our family-owned business offers fair prices and personalized service. When you’re a propane customer with us, you can choose the convenience of automatic propane delivery or the autonomy of remaining a will-call customer.
You can count on Brideau Energy to deliver your fuel on time, every time. Contact us today with any questions or to become a customer!