Propane offers significant advantages for contractors. Using propane in your next build or remodel project can not only improve your profitability, but you’ll be providing reliable and efficient appliances for your customers while helping to lower the home’s HERS score for more environmentally friendly energy performance.

Plus, the Propane Construction Incentive Program will pay you up to $1,500 per home for building or remodeling with propane.

A propane water heater or furnace is a great place to start for consistent comfort. But don’t stop there – propane allows you to power the whole house with the same fuel source. Once you’ve included propane for one appliance, it’s easy to add propane kitchen appliances, clothes dryers, fireplaces, backup power, and more. Nearly any gas appliance can be converted to run on propane. And when you include more propane appliances in your plans, you can count on outstanding performance and even greater energy efficiency.

For a competitive advantage in home performance, comfort, and efficiency, build or remodel your homes with these five propane applications:
  • Space Heating: A propane furnace delivers cost-efficient heating with more comfortable and consistent warmth.
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  • Water Heating: Going with a propane water heater means your client will get hot water faster and with up to 50 percent cost savings compared with electric options.
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  • Cooking: Have the joy and control of cooking with gas, just like the professionals do, with a propane oven and range. While you are at it, run a line to the grill outside.
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  • Clothes Drying: A propane dryer not only uses up to 20 percent less energy than electric, but it dries clothes faster.
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  • Fireplaces: Propane produces more heat and is more energy efficient than electric or wood fireplaces.
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There are most likely several propane suppliers in your area that serve residential construction contractors and remodelers. Your local propane supplier will be happy to answer questions about safety, propane tank placement, fuel delivery options and more. You can find a supplier near you by clicking here.

For more information about building with propane, download the Build with Propane Guide by the Propane Education and Research Council.