Upgrading to a propane furnace can help you save money and energy.
ith efficiency ratings of 92-96%, that means 92 to 96 cents of every dollar spent on heating costs are actually heating your home! Compare that to mid-efficiency furnaces with ratings of anywhere from 78-87% and you can see why propane makes a lot of sense.
Propane heating is an environmentally-friendly option.
Propane is one of the cleanest-burning home heating fuels available. It doesn’t strain the electric grid, so it doesn’t contribute to the risk of power outages. From furnaces to fireplaces, propane offers new ways to keep your home warm and comfortable year round, while protecting the environment.
Forced-air propane furnaces offer many features:
- Propane furnaces have low-profile designs, so they can fit into tight spaces with height restrictions or narrow side clearances. Some can even be put inside a closet. Many models can be installed and vented in a variety of ways, and some are even certified for zero clearance on side and back, to sit flush against walls.
- Most of today’s propane-fueled furnaces are equipped with electronic ignitions that activate the burners only when fuel heat is needed. This enhances efficiency and safety by eliminating the need for standing pilot lights.
- Propane furnaces have operating lives of 15-20 years (5-10 years longer than electric heat pumps).
- Propane furnaces offer warmer air than electric heating systems, and they operate in short intervals to minimize operating costs.
In general, a propane furnace means significantly lower costs than heating with electricity.