There are many things people take into consideration when selecting a heating system for their home. Safety is usually at the very top of that list, closely followed by affordability and practicality. Discussing these concerns with trained professionals can quickly give you the peace of mind you need to make this important decision.
The good news is that both propane furnaces and boilers come in a wide variety of options to accommodate your needs. They typically last for approximately 15-20 years, and are a reliable means of home heating. If your area experiences a power outage, you can still enjoy heat, hot water, and hot food, even during inclement weather. And compared to electric heat pumps, a propane heating system is considered to be an average of 20 degrees warmer. Also, it typically costs less to repair a propane furnace than an electric heat pump.
Propane heat can be the ideal solution if you are considering moving to an area that isn’t served by natural gas. Having this flexibility can be extremely important to anyone interested in building a new home, especially if you are planning to install radiant heat. Best of all, over 80% of propane is produced in the United States, helping to reduce our reliance on foreign oil.
Thanks to stringent industry regulations, propane is one of the safest choices for home heating.
- Propane is safe and will not harm soil.
- An odor is added to propane to help with detection due to the fact that is naturally colorless and normally has no odor.
- Propane gas is nontoxic.
Tips for Converting to Propane
If you are thinking of converting from your current heating system to propane, you should always have a professional evaluation. A trained expert can help you to accurately determine your home’s heating needs so that you can make an educated decision. For example, having a heating system that is too big can be tremendously wasteful, causing you to lose money and efficiency.
Find out more about the benefits of propane heat and schedule a consultation with a Keystone Propane professional today.