As we approach the summer months, thoughts of warm weather, barbecues, and spending time with family and friends around the backyard fire pit quickly come to mind. Unfortunately, so do those growing energy bills. As we become increasingly aware of our carbon footprint, it is more and more difficult to find a reliable energy source that not only allows us to power our homes comfortably, but that is also environmentally and budget friendly.

Fortunately, for both our wallets and the planet, propane offers unique advantages as a home fuel source. This versatile gas allows homeowners to power home heating systems, water heating systems, cooking units, drying units, generators, outdoor appliances, and more. That means less time worrying about your energy bills and more time planning your next vacation.

Looking to lower energy costs? Propane powered clothes dyers save 20% in annual energy costs compared with electric clothes dryers and can also qualify for rebates and tax credits. Want a more environmentally friendly fuel source? Propane cooking equipment emits 30% fewer carbon emissions than electric. Hoping to convert your current energy source to one that won’t break the bank or cause a headache? With conveniently-sized fuel tanks and economical storage options, propane offers a safe, reliable, and easy conversion process. Join over 12 million U.S. households that rely on this fuel, and save time and money (and a tree or two) by switching to propane. The following infographic was first syndicated by Griffith Energy Services and offers just some of the benefits of powering your home with propane.