Off-the-grid living is a lifestyle that appeals to many people. Whether you're interested in sustainable living or simply want to get away from city life, there are a lot of people who are living off the grid. Some people just provide their own power (either solar, hydroelectric, or gas), while others want to completely remove their dependence on existing infrastructure. At least 180,000 families in the United States live off the grid, in fact. But you need some off-grid appliances to really take advantage of off-grid living. Propane power is a great option for off-the-grid appliances, and the experts at Appliances Connection are here to tell you why.
The Advantages of Propane-Fueled Appliances
If you plan to live even partially off the grid, there are a lot of advantages to having a home full of propane-fueled appliances. The main one is that you don't need to be connected to an electrical system at all in order to use them: all you need is a source of propane, and you can easily get your tank refilled or exchanged at a wide variety of locations (including many grocery stores). By burning propane to fuel your appliances, you also reduce soot and scale on your appliances compared to natural gas. This also means more affordable and sustainable living: although its price per unit may be more expensive, propane is a much more efficient power source than natural gas. Propane also produces 60% less carbon monoxide compared to natural gas, meaning that with propane-fueled appliances, your off-grid living experience will also be safer.
Unique Ranges for Living Off the Grid
Living off the grid doesn't mean sacrificing power when it comes to cooking. Unique offers a variety of ranges with elegant design, including heavy-duty, continuous cast-iron grates and convenient, safe sealed burners. Many of these models also offer heavy-duty handles for frequent use. This Unique range offers all of the above, as well as battery ignition, meaning that you don't even need an electric hookup to light your range. It has a sleek design as well, and it wouldn't look out of place in any modern kitchen.
Propane-Fueled Refrigerators by Unique
Food storage is one of the main struggles with living off the grid. Do you eat a diet of only shelf-stable food, or do you make frequent resupply trips to town? With a propane-fueled refrigerator, you have a better option! There are a variety of Unique fridges that will suit your off-the-grid food storage needs. They have adjustable thermostats, and many of them have field-reversible doors, meaning that you can customize them to whatever space you're in. This Unique fridge even has adjustable glass shelves and a safety shut-off feature, so you don't need to worry about your fridge being constantly running on propane.
Get Long-Term Storage with Unique Freezers
If you plan to hunt to support yourself while living off the grid, you will certainly need a large freezer to store your meat. You'll also need long-term food storage in the event that inclement weather prevents you from resupplying, or if you live a long distance away from your nearest resupply station. A chest freezer is the most energy-efficient way to store food in the long term, and Unique offers several freezer options that will suit your off-grid living needs. This one in particular is one of our favorites: with an adjustable thermostat and two moveable storage baskets, you can keep your food organized and cold at the same time.
What appliances can be run on propane?
Water heaters, clothes washers and dryers, stoves and ranges, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and fireplaces can all be fueled by propane, among many other appliances.
How long does a 500 gallon propane tank last?
The amount of time a propane tank will last depends on the size of your home and how many appliances are powered by propane. For many people in small homes, a 500 gallon propane tank will last well over a year before needing to be refilled.