Propane: ENERGY OF CHOICE
Whether you are building a sprawling rambler, an easy-to-navigate retirement home, a two-story family home, or a log cabin tucked in the woods, Propane will fit into your house plans.
Star Tex Propane specializes in piping gas lines in your new home or business. Our trained technicians have 100 years combined experience.
Customers who want gas appliances are changing the way builders and architects look at Propane. Propane is rapidly becoming the fuel of choice for new principal residences. No longer is Propane just for the hunting lodge and second home in the country. Builders and their clients recognize its advantages over electricity in convenience, efficiency, operating cost and environmental impact.
Propane conversions of all standard appliances are available, including water heaters, furnaces, ovens, cooktops and clothes dryers. In addition, high-end Propane homes increasingly come with luxury amenities like gas fireplace logs, outdoor gas grills and lights, and heated spas and swimming pools. and just as ordering a luxury car with all factory options included is cheaper than adding options after-market, savings accrue to buyers who specify all-Propane homes from the design phase forward.
Choosing Propane can help you stay on schedule and on budget. When you use technological improvements such as corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST), the average installation of a Propane system in a single home now takes just four hours – and one crew member. That’s one-fifth the time and a fraction of the labor a traditional black iron pipe installation takes.
In addition, Propane is available wherever you want to build – far beyond the gas mains and power grid.
Propane offers everything today’s homeowners want. It heats the home to a consistent warmth; dries laundry more efficiently; cooks food quickly to exact temperatures; puts a cozy fire in the fireplace; heats the water for a relaxing bubble bath; and fuels the backyard barbecue – and it does it all at a lower cost than electricity. What’s more, Propane is always in steady supply.
REBATES are available to homeowners installing new appliances in new homes. Some cash rebates could be up to $750! Contact Star Tex Propane for details.
Heating is the largest energy expense in most homes. Home heating systems can also be a major source of air pollution. According to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, heating systems produce a billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) and about 12 percent of the sulfur dioxide and and nitrogen oxides emitted nationwide. Reducing energy demand for heating and using clean-burning fuels like Propane are the most effective ways to cut heating bills in half and improve the environment at the same time.
Propane is an exceptional energy source that not only offers warmth and comfort but is friendly to the environment, too. Propane is one of the cleanest burning fuels, and it doesn’t strain the electric grid, reducing the risk of power outages.
Propane Furnaces – The builder or contractor can choose from several types of Propane furnaces to accommodate different architectural styles and floor plans:
- Central Furnaces
- Wall Furnaces
Fireplaces are in great demand by homebuyers, primarily because of the ambience they provide to a home. Propane gas fireplaces are also an excellent source of supplemental heat.
Fireplaces and other hearth products are so popular that they are found in almost 65% of all new homes, says the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue (HPBA). More than 70% of all hearth products now burn gas (Source: HPBA). Propane gas fireplaces can produce twice as much heat as wood-burning fireplaces at about a third of the cost.
Surveys continually prove that consumers prefer to cook with gas because it provides more precise temperature control and heat delivery than electricity. Propane cooking appliances can integrate style and functionality into any new home, regardless of its size or architectural style.
Water heating accounts for approximately 20% of an average household’s energy expenditures. Propane water heaters are up to 50%* less expensive than electric heaters, so homeowners can significantly lower their fuel bill with Propane.
*Based on the energy rates: Propane $0.87/gallon and electric $0.91/kWh
Because Propane gas water heaters have a quicker recovery rate, nearly twice that of an electric water heater, they can get more hot water from the same size tank. When considering the use of space in a home, the fact that a much smaller Propane water heater can do the job of a larger electric unit is an important factor.
New homeowners are very interested in maximizing their energy dollars. After the rerigerator, the clothes dryer uses more electricity than any other household appliance. Compared with electric models, gas clothes dryers use half the amount of electricity to run the drum and cost approximately 35% less to operate annually.
Perhaps the most outstanding benefit of a Propane clothes dryer is that is can complete the drying task in about three-quarters of the time it takes an electric model.