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You have to produce all the time. So should your appliances.
Switch to an economical propane gas water heater
and youll rarely run out of hot water. Then soak up the rewards for
the life you live.
Believe it or not, your water heater accounts for about 1/3 of all your
home energy use. Heating water with propane is more efficient than heating
it with electricity. Propane water heaters cost less to operate and are
less harmful to the environment. Propane will heat more water faster and
use less energy.
A WATER HEATER THAT PAYS FOR ITSELF
An average four-person household in Texas uses about 25,000 gallons of hot
water per year. Using statewide average prices, a propane water heater will
save about $70 a year, or approximately $770 over its life, based on an
average 11-year life span.
Propane gas for cooking
is available almost anywhere in Texas. Its efficient and economical.
Its just right for the life you live.
COOKING FUEL THAT MEETS YOUR NEEDS
Surveys show that most people prefer to cook with gas. Propane cooking also
offers you all the benefits associated with other gas-fueled appliances:
convenience, efficiency and cost savings.
Propane burners deliver heat immediately, heat pots and pans evenly, and
let you easily see and adjust the heat output. Propane ranges also have
sealed burners, making cleanup easy.
EFFICIENT & SAFE
Automatic spark igniters have replaced pilot lights on almost all propane
ranges. This increases their safety and further enhances their convenience
PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS
Stop spending money on electricity and youll be able to spend more
on food! Studies done for the Texas Railroad Commission have shown that
propane cooking appliances are more efficient than electric. Homeowners
can spend about $86 a year on a propane range versus $98 on an electric
range. In your kitchen, propane is clearly the best choice.
life you live offers warm rewards. Propane furnaces
do, too. They deliver more warm air than an electric heat pump. And operating
costs can be lower, also.
Electric heat pumps cant compare to propane furnaces when it comes
to warming up a home. Propane furnaces deliver air at 130 to 140 degrees.
Heat pumps often deliver air that can feel cool to some people.
By producing warmer air, your propane furnace not only heats faster and
feels comfortable, it is more reliable. A propane furnace needs to run
less often. This can extend the life of a propane furnace five to ten
years beyond that of an electric heat pump.
HOME IS WHERE THE HEARTH
In addition to overall home heating, propane gas is a great choice for
the fireplace as well. Theres nothing better than sitting in front
of a roaring fire on a cold winter nightunless its not having
to stack the wood or clean up the ashes. And a high-efficiency propane
fireplace means all you have to do to start a fire is pick up a remote
control, turn a knob or flip a switch. And for those places in your home
that your furnace doesnt quite reach, try a propane space heater.
Properly installed propane space heaters not only cost less to operate,
theyre safe, attractive and efficient. Some of the newer models
have a thermostat to switch the heat on and off automatically.
& PATIO LIGHTS
Pool Heaters and patio lights
can make an instant party. What a great way to celebrate the life you live.
SEE THE LIGHT
When it comes to seeing your way around the backyard grill at night, propane
is the clear alternative to electric outdoor lighting. Some newer models
are equipped with light sensors that shut off during the day, eliminating
waste and increasing your savings.
FEEL THE WARMTH
Propane is great for heating swimming pools, hot tubs and spas. Its
faster and more economical than electricity. A propane-heated spa can save
about $144 per year compared to electricity. And you can turn on a propane
spa heater about 30 minutes before use to bring the spa to a comfortable
temperature quickly. Electrically heated spas must be kept on all the time
because the water takes so long to warm up.
A propane gas grill
is a clean way to save money and time. So you can cook better cuts of beef,
and cook them cheaper and faster. With the life you live, dont you
grills offer greater convenience than their charcoal counterparts, and they
are friendly to the environment.
BAG THE CHARCOAL
Lighter fluid contributes to the smog that hovers over many Texas cities.
Self-lighting and bag-light charcoal also produce high levels of emissions.
But a propane gas grill is a clean air alternative.
TIME AND MONEY IN THE BAG
Did you realize that it takes about 20 minutes for the average charcoal
grill to heat up? But it only takes about half that time to heat up a propane
grill. You can fire up and grill burgers in about a third the time on a
propane gas grill compared to charcoal. So you can go from heat up to eat
up in less than half an hour with propane!
Want more good news? Good Housekeeping magazine calculates the average
annual fuel cost is $37 for charcoal, compared to $19 for propane gas grills.
gas dryers dry clothes cheaper than comparable
electric dryers. That saves you money for the more important things in life.
TURN UP THE HEAT; TURN DOWN THE COST
A recent study for the Texas Railroad Commission found that using a propane
dryer would save Texas households an average of $40 each year.
EASY TO OPERATE, TOO
Propane gas dryers offer all the conveniences and energy-saving options
available on other dryers. Pilotless ignition is also standard, eliminating
the need for energy-wasting pilot lights.
offers you the savings of a gas home combined with the pleasures of country
living. Propane appliances such as water heaters, space heaters, clothes
dryers and stoves are more efficient and cost less to operate than comparable
ANNUAL OPERATING COSTS
Commission of Texas. Based on average statewide energy prices in 2000 for
usage of a family of four. Actual savings may vary depending on usage and
Your air is cleaner with propane too. Generating electricity or burning
wood or charcoal produces far more pollutants than clean-burning propane.
And you can really clean up with rebates offered through your propane dealer
on selected propane appliances.