Calculate costs, compare performance, find products, and more
The interactive tools below demonstrate the impressive energy savings, carbon reduction, and high performance that building with propane allows. For example, see how a fully equipped propane home performs on several metrics versus a standard home built to code. Or search for high-efficiency propane products for the home. All the tools you'll find throughout this site are contained in the module below.
Six tools in one
Click one of the buttons in the menu bar to launch a tool. There are currently six tools to choose from.
Virtual Buildings: See how propane fits into a commercial project
The interactive module takes you inside a propane-fueled school, restaurant, hotel, and pharmacy to show you the applications and considerations that owners and construction professionals should be familiar with for each type of building.
Propane Energy Pod Tool: How does a Podhome stack up against a standard home?
Use this tool to compare the total cost of energy and carbon emissions associated with two homes, one using propane and the other electricity or heating oil. Results are specific to the geographic region and home size entered by the user.
Virtual Home: A visual overview of propane in a home
Take a virtual tour of a fully equipped propane home and see all the ways that propane can enhance residential energy efficiency, comfort, and performance. Follow the links from each room to learn more about those applications.
Energy Calculator: See which space or water heating system is more efficient
This tool calculates how much it will cost a system running on propane, electricity, or heating oil to deliver the same amount of heat to a home, either for space heating or domestic hot water. It also calculates the amount of carbon dioxide emissions associated with the operation of that system.
Comparative Heating Map: An at-a-glance look at the regional differences in heating system performance
This tool evaluates 14 different heating systems in 16 different locations across the United States to determine how propane systems compare against other options when it comes to equipment and installation cost; annual operating cost; carbon emissions; and rate of return on investment.
Product Directory: Search for efficient propane products
From energy-saving water heaters to stylish appliances, propane products deliver the comfort and performance your homeowners want. Use this search tool to find products, related training courses, and new technologies.