Why Should Local Builders Choose Propane?
Give Your Construction Business An Edge Over Your Competition!
The new home construction market has gone crazy nationwide this year. And Greater Pittsburgh is no different! People are relocating at levels not seen in years thanks in large part to opportunities for remote work. Many of those in the 25-34 demographic are leaving their condos and townhouses in search of single-family homes.
What does this mean? It means residential construction businesses have a big opportunity to grow and profit!
And by partnering with ProGas, we can help you take advantage of utilizing propane for both your work and your sales prospects with its many distinct advantages over electric and natural gas alternatives.
As you know, cold weather can wreak havoc on residential construction projects at the worst times of the year. To keep operations running smoothly, ProGas can provide you with temporary heating equipment, and the propane to go with them; all to keep your workers safe, your painting and plaster work on-track, your stucco protected from degrading, and so much more!
A lot of homebuyers today want the amenities that only [propane] gas appliances can provide.
Cooking on a gas range gives them precise temperature control that produces better food. They want to relax in front of a gas fireplace without the hassle and mess of a wood fire. They like the speed and efficiency of gas clothes dryers.
No matter where a client wants to build, you can give them all that and more because propane can be installed anywhere with relative ease.
Because a home’s propane supply is in a propane tank right on the property, homeowners have the energy they need without being dependent on the fragile infrastructure of a natural gas utility.
When the power goes out, propane whole-house backup generators keep their lights and HVAC on, electronics powered, food in the fridge and freezer safely cold, the sump pump operating, the home security system running, and more.
They’ll get that comfort and security without the hassle and expense of solar panels, which cost Pennsylvanians an average of $15,420 to install.
Homebuyers are becoming more and more cognizant of how—and what—powers their homes. So, it can certainly be appreciated just how much propane heating and water heating systems save in energy efficiency!
For example, the U.S. Department of Energy reports that you can save about $174 per year with a propane water heater compared with an electric model. Those savings increase even more when you install a propane tankless water heater. Your laundry gets dry 25% faster with a propane clothes dryer than comparable electric dryers.
Propane is so clean burning that it produces close to zero greenhouse gas emissions. This is something that absolutely cannot be said about electricity! About half of the electricity generated in the United States is generated by coal-fired power plants. In fact, electricity generation is the second-largest producer of greenhouse gases in the country. Only transportation produces more.
Your construction business also benefits from using propane in homes you build because it can earn you points towards LEED certification for your project!
High Safety Standards
The propane industry is highly regulated by codes and standards set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and various state and local regulatory bodies. Technicians are also backed by the industry’s voluntary Certified Employee Training Program (CETP).
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) offers incentives to builders to add propane to the homes they are building or remodeling. You can get $1,000 for each home you build when you use propane appliances.
If you install specified propane appliances, you’ll get an extra $500 for each home, upping the incentive to $1,500 per home!
Contact ProGas today to learn more about what can offer your residential construction business! It is our goal, as much as possible, to be a one-stop shop for our customers and friends in the construction trades.