Because propane is a more efficient fuel, it costs less to operate. Propane appliances also generally have a longer lifespan than their electric counterparts, saving you both money and peace of mind in the long run. A propane-powered home can be very energy efficient during winter. Compared to other heating options, propane generally heats homes faster with less fuel consumption. Preparing your propane tank and home for the winter can help you take advantage of the savings and fuel efficiency of propane.