There are many different sources of energy available to Ohio residents. Natural gas, coal, nuclear energy and even renewable sources such as solar power are all being used in the state. Propane is yet another option, and if you use Cleveland propane or perhaps Columbus propane, you might be interested to learn how propane compares to other sources of energy.
Coal and hydroelectricity, as well as nuclear power, all are produced in Ohio. Propane, however, is a fuel source that must be imported. A special truck or train car might be used to transport your Dayton propane or your Cleveland propane to your local supplier. A pipeline also can be used to transport propane from place to place. Nearly all of the propane used in the United States is produced in Texas, during the process of petroleum refining. During the process, several gases are removed from the petroleum, including propane. It then must be stored in a salt cavern until it is ready to transport.
Propane is produced at a near-constant rate throughout the year, which is similar to other fuel sources. During some months of the year, there is a surplus of propane, typically this occurs during the hottest months of the year. During the prime heating season, from about November through March, the demand is higher and the prices of your Columbus propane or Dayton propane will increase.
You probably have noticed that your heating bill increases every year during the winter, no matter what type of energy source you use. This is not only because you use more fuel during the winter months, but the high demand for energy also drives up the cost. While there is not much you can do about the climbing costs of natural gas or coal, you can control how much you spend on propane, which is a big advantage. If you pre-buy your Cleveland propane when prices are low, you can greatly reduce your yearly energy costs.
Not only can you pre-buy when Cleveland propane prices are low, you can pre-purchase a huge amount of propane. You also could opt for the largest size of propane tanks, typically 500-gallon tanks or 1,000-gallon tanks and fill them up when the prices have dropped. Obviously, you yard size and configuration come into play when selecting a propane tank size, but if you like the idea of being less tied to the grid, propane offers you a solid option.
Finally, Dayton propane as well as Cleveland propane and propane everywhere else in the country is not a greenhouse gas. This clean fuel will not harm the environment or groundwater, even if it is spilled. Coal and wood burning produces huge amounts of carbon and natural gas also is a greenhouse gas and quite dangerous if it leaks. Nuclear power has many safety issues, include the waste that is produced to create the energy. Solar power is clean and green, but often not as cost-effective to install as propane and it can take many years before you start seeing a savings after you add solar panels to your home.
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