How can propane reduce my home’s carbon footprint?

Propane and furnace oil both produce CO2 as a by-product of their combustion in your heating system. Litre-per-litre however, propane generates 43% less CO2 than furnace oil. Although it requires more propane to produce the same heat (BTUs) as a volume of furnace oil, substantially less atmospheric CO2 is created to achieve this heat. Propane heating systems also generally offer higher efficiencies, meaning that you gain more useable heat from a given volume of fuel.

Customers that we have converted from oil to propane have seen an average reduction of CO2 by fuel content of 25%. Depending on the size and efficiency of the home, that’s 1 to 3 tonnes of CO2 avoided annually, per home. These reductions have been achieved with our standard offerings of propane equipment, with no specialized or expensive components.

If you are considering switching to propane for any other reason, know that you may be substantially reducing your home’s carbon footprint, just by your choice of fuel.