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What is the difference between propane and electric?Couple standing in front of home

"We are Blossman customers in the process of selling our present home and buying a new home.  We can choose what type of energy source we want installed in the home for our heat, outdoor living area, washer & dryer, hot water tank and cooking. We have been happy with our cooktop and water heater but we are looking for information and cost analysis on electric versus propane. No natural gas lines run in the development. My husband and I think the propane will be a better choice for everything, but my husband has concerns. Any suggestions?"

Blossman Gas is happy to help answer your questions!


Propane is a naturally safe energy source and provides many benefits that ensure worry-free comfort. Propane has quite a remarkable and enviable safety record, due in large part to the stringent codes and regulations developed by the propane industry and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Cost Savings

On a nationwide average, propane costs less than electricity on a per-BTU basis.  According to a U.S. Department of Energy study prepared for Propane Education and Research Council, June 2010, electricity is nearly twice as costly as propane. This means it could cost you twice as much to operate your water heater, furnace, clothes dryer, or range with electricity.


By relying on propane for various products in your home, including heating and power for your appliances, you are lessening your dependency on the electric grid. With propane, you can still have heat, hot water, and hot food during outages, even in the most difficult weather conditions.

Availabilitypropane gas cooktop vs. electric cooktop

Convenient and portable, propane is an energy source that can be used virtually anywhere from the country to the city. Propane is made in America. 100% of the propane used in the U.S. is made in North America, increasing the energy security of America.

Comfort and Consistency

Propane gas furnaces provide more heat and comfort with consistent air supply at 115 degrees compared to electric heat pumps. On average, a propane heating system is 20 degrees warmer compared to electric heat pumps that dispense cooler air.

Easier to Maintain

Propane gas furnaces last an average of 20 years, while electric heat pumps last an average of 14 years. It costs less to repair a propane gas furnace than an electric heat pumps.

Environmental Friendliness

Propane is an approved clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act, as well as the National Energy Policy Act of 1992. Propane creates far less pollution than the power plants supplying you with electricity and is insoluble in water, so it presents no risk to soil and ground water supplies. Burning coal to generate electricity releases carbon dioxide and other pollutants into the atmosphere. Per pound of fuel burned, coal emits more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide as does propane. By using propane gas instead of electricity, consumers can cut emissions and help preserve the environment.

For more information on propane vs. electric CLICK HERE. Contact your local Blossman store HERE for current fuel costs or more information on how to select your best source of energy and appliances for your area, or call 1-888-Blossman.