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Environmental Benefits of Propane & Bioheat Plus® Fuel

A Happy Earth Day Discussion

earth friendly fuel massachusettsYou probably already know how versatile and cost-effective propane is. Perhaps you already have one (or more) of the many propane appliances W.H. Riley installs in your Massachusetts home. But did you know that propane also offers environmental benefits above and beyond electricity? In celebration of Earth Day, let’s take a look at the environmental benefits of propane and Bioheat Plus® fuel.

What makes propane green?

If you compare an all-electric home to one that uses propane for heating, the propane home will produce up to 30% fewer carbon emissions. And a home that uses propane for heating as well as for water heating, cooking, clothes drying, and space heating will produce up to 50% fewer carbon emissions than an all-electric house. Why? Propane appliances are extremely efficient, and that efficiency means a smaller carbon footprint. Additionally, propane is the lightest and simplest hydrocarbon on earth. As one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels, it produces almost no greenhouse gas.

Here’s are a few examples of propane’s efficiency:

  • Given the same amount of time, a propane water heater will produce twice as much hot water as an electric water heater.
  • Propane clothes dryers work 25% faster than electric dryers.
  • Propane space heaters are significantly more efficient than electric space heaters.

Additionally, in the rare event of a leak, propane doesn’t pose a danger to the environment the way other fuels do. It doesn’t harm the air, soil, water, plants, or water-based organisms. It simply dissipates.

Bioheat Plus® fuel

W.H. Riley is proud to deliver Bioheat Plus® fuel to our heating oil customers. This fuel offers a number of advantages over traditional heating oil. Bioheat Plus® fuel burns more cleanly than traditional heating oil. That’s good for the environment and saves you money on the cost to heat your southeastern Massachusetts home. Plus, not only will your heating system function more efficiently, it will last longer and require fewer repairs.

Bioheat Plus® fuel’s benefit to the environment is measurable. Compared to traditional heating oil, it reduces greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 86%. Companies across the country are transitioning to higher levels of Bioheat Plus® fuel. As this trend continues, heating oil will move closer to being carbon neutral, and as a result, we’ll see a reduction in its carbon footprint.

Choose W.H. Riley & Son

W.H. Riley & Son provides service you can count on. We’ve been meeting the fuel needs of southeastern Massachusetts since 1873. We pride ourselves on offering our residential and commercial customers the highest-quality fuels and the highest standard of service.

Contact W.H. Riley & Son today to become a customer or to learn more about our commitment to the environment.