In this economy, saving money whenever possible is a concern every day. When it comes to utilities, many people try to save money by cutting usage, but what if your higher utility bills were a problem caused by your system itself?
As energy costs increase, many people are investigating switching from natural gas and electric to propane. So will such a switch save you money?
- Short Answer: Yes
The short answer is that yes, propane gas will save you money. It is significantly cheaper than electricity, and marginally cheaper than natural gas. Propane gas and heating oil are roughly equivalent values.
- Long Answer: Maybe
If your home isn’t already set up for propane gas heating, there will be additional setup costs. While the savings over electricity are significant, it can take a while to “payoff” the set up costs. If you aren’t planning to stay in your home for very long, switching to propane may not be worth it.
- Creative Answer
Portable propane heaters may also be worth investigating as an alternative to running the electric heater or natural gas. Portable propane heaters are great for patio areas and can be used indoors. If used indoors, make sure you only operate them in well-ventilated areas, because carbon monoxide may build up in an enclosed space.
So can propane gas save you money on your utility bills? For many people, that answer is, emphatically, yes. It is important to evaluate your own situation before making any decisions about your utility needs.
For more information about our propane service, give us a call at (888) 526-7701. Kamp’s Propane has been servicing the propane gas needs of California for over 40 years. Our residential propane service includes off-site monitoring, ensuring that your equipment is working properly to heat your home.