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As a homebuilder, you have a tough task. All of your customers want you to build them the home of their dreams. That means, in addition to designing an imaginative and practical floor plan, you must choose an energy source that is efficient and comfortable. It also must add to the value and attractiveness of the home, and be a friend to the environment.

Propane offers everything today's homebuyers 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.

A Home That Saves Money and Ensures Comfort
Propane offers homebuyers countless money-saving features, including:

New combo-heat systems save your customers energy and money by heating the air and water with one unit. With fewer pipes and less sheet metal, the new units look better and free up more living space.

Use the energy savings calculator to see how much you can save with propane.

Manufactured Homes Manufactured Homes
Propane Offers Incredible Versatility
Propane is ideal for today's manufactured homes because it can fuel a wide range of equipment including ranges, clothes dryers, fireplaces, pool heaters, spas, and outdoor lights. It can also fuel heat pumps, standby generators, and integrated appliances for heating, cooling, and hot water. It is extremely flexible compared to other fuels.

Virtually anything in a manufactured home that can run on electricity can run on propane. However, a propane-fueled home is less costly to operate than an electric home. The costs of electricity and propane can be compared using the BTU (British Thermal Unit), which measures the heating value of each fuel. National fuel prices from the U.S. Department of Energy show that the cost of electricity is more than twice the cost of propane. For the same heating value, propane therefore offers remarkable savings over electricity.