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Is My Propane Stove Safe?

You Can Cook with Confidence on Your Gas Range

gas stove ban Danbury, ct What’s the big deal about gas stoves? In the last year, the media has been buzzing about reports of gas stoves impacting indoor air quality. There has even been talk of banning them. But the recent stories are a bit misleading. While natural gas stoves can potentially emit methane, a potent greenhouse gas, propane contains no methane. And, the fact is, cooking of any kind creates particulate matter and affects indoor air quality, no matter what fuel is used.

Whether for cooking or heating, or fueling a variety of equipment in your home, propane is very safe, thanks to strong government regulation and high industry standards. Not only is propane safe, when it comes to environmental impact, propane gas is one of the cleanest and most efficient fuels around. It produces minimal emissions. Another important factor when it comes to evaluating whether a fuel is “green”: Propane also doesn’t harm soil or groundwater.

Benefits of Gas Stoves

Not only is your propane stove safe, it’s great at its job—and makes you a better chef. Here are all the reasons you can feel confident that your propane stove is not only a safe choice but a smart choice for your kitchen:

  1. Control. An electric range will never provide the same control as cooking with gas. Think about why you opt for a propane grill instead of charcoal: you can adjust your flame with the turn of a knob. An electric burner doesn’t respond as quickly, taking more time to reduce or increase the heat. With propane, you can heat up a can of soup quickly without it boiling over, and you can keep a delicate sauce at a subtle simmer without scorching.
  2. Cost. Propane burns extremely efficiently: it generates more Btus than an equivalent amount of electricity, so you need much less propane to produce the same amount of heat or energy. That means cooking with propane can be significantly cheaper than cooking with electricity, no matter what you’re serving. It also makes it a smart option for heating your home, compared to electricity.
  3. Reliability. Propane is a convenient, reliable fuel. You’ll always have a ready supply, especially if you sign up for convenient automatic deliveries. It works when the power is out, which means you can prepare food while you wait for the utility company to restore power. (Propane is great for a whole-house generator, too, speaking of outages! It will keep your refrigerator running, so you have food to cook.)
  4. Domestic. Did you know propane is an American energy source? Nearly 90% of the United States’ supply of propane is domestically generated. Propane comes from the processing of natural gas—which is considered a greenhouse gas when burned.
  5. Versatility. Cooking with propane gas is a smart choice for a lot of reasons, not least of all it gives you a lot more versatility and choice when it comes to running other appliances in your home: water heating, laundry equipment, bbq grills, fireplaces and heaters, and a range of other appliances can all be run by clean-burning efficient propane instead of electricity.

Want to learn more? The team at Casey Energy can answer all your questions, and help make adding a propane range and other appliances to your home easy with reliable, convenient automatic propane delivery and more. Contact us today for more information.