These days, consumers have more options than ever before when it comes to heating and powering their homes. Making informed choices can lower your utility bills, reduce your reliance on the grid, extend the lives of your HVAC appliances and more. On this page, you’ll find resources covering the technical background and installation possibilities of today’s modern heating, cooling and power systems.
Consumers can benefit in various ways by upgrading their power and HVAC components to high efficiency systems that use propane and natural gas. Ready to take the next step? Contact Shipley Energy Home Services to explore your options and request a quote.
Propane (C3H8), otherwise known as LPG, is a form of liquid petroleum formed through natural gas processing and petroleum refining. Propane is also a combustible hydrocarbon-based fuel with a high-octane rating of 105 (R + M). It’s naturally colorless and odorless, but it is odorized for safety reasons to indicate the presence of gas in air, down to a concentration of 0.4 percent. This requires adding 1.0 lbs of ethyl mercaptan, or 1.0 lbs of thiophane, or 1.4 lbs of amyl mercaptan per 10,000 of liquefied petroleum gas.
When you ask around for advice on the type of fuel you should choose for your home furnace, you may soon discover that no one can give you a straight A or B answer. That's because there are many different factors involved in calculating the price of heating your home. Believe it or not, the actual unit price of each type of fuel can turn out to be a minor factor in your calculations.
With the launch of the PA Power Switch website, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has given homeowners a convenient way to understand the state’s deregulated energy market. If you’ve been considering switching energy providers, or are simply curious about whether or not a fixed pricing plan can save you money, a quick visit to the website is the best place to start.
Utility costs are a major part of most homes’ monthly budgets, and they can vary widely depending on the season. Any additional measure of predictability you can gain over these expenses is a good thing for your wallet and your peace of mind. That’s why the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission launched the PA Gas Switch website.
Keeping your home comfortable in the summer and warm in the winter can cost a lot of money. In fact, heating and cooling your home is one of your biggest energy expenses. You can spend up to half of your energy bill on heating and cooling. So it’s important to consider your options in selecting the energy system that’s right for you.
Cold winters make low cost heating systems essential features of New England homes. Heating bills create a financial headache for residents of Pennsylvania that residents of warmer states, such as Florida or Arizona, never have to experience. Although people in Southern California have the San Andreas Fault to worry about, Maryland residents are likely to lay awake at night worrying that their furnaces will break down in the middle of winter.
Deregulation allows alternate suppliers into the market to offer their energy products to consumers. The price they offer is not set by the government or the utility company. It allows you to choose your supplier like you would for most other service providers. For example, if you are unhappy with the price of your Internet service, you can change to another company. Deregulation allows you the same freedom.
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