Keep Your Home Warm Using Propane Heating Solutions This Winter

Posted by ThompsonGas on January 12th, 2016

Many homeowners find it challenging to heat their homes and keep themselves comfortable during the winter while ensuring affordable heating costs. Propane is one of the most cost effective and most efficient fuels you can consider for heating your home during the colder months. In terms of maintaining a comfortable environment and lower heating costs, propane stays ahead of electricity and other types of fuel. It is versatile for a wide range of heating systems, too, including built-in and portable space heaters.

Did you know that it costs less to run a home on propane than electricity? The costs of propane versus electricity are compared using BTU (British thermal unit), which measures each of their heating values. The US Department of Energy revealed that the cost of electricity can be more than twice the cost of propane. This shows that propane offers the same heating value with remarkable savings than electricity.

You can save up to 30 percent each year when you heat water with propane. On average, you can reheat an entire tank of water in 20 minutes with propane—and this is much quicker than the time it takes for an electric tank to heat water (about an hour). When used for heating rooms, propane can provide a more consistent and comfortable temperature and air supply. And even when a power outage occurs, propane heaters can still be used, so you do not have to worry about freezing in the middle of a snowstorm.

Propane heating solutions for winter can be more economical than electric heating. Appliance Magazine stated that the average lifespan of a propane gas furnace is 20 years, while electric heat pumps only have an average of service life of 14 years. In most cases, it is more affordable to have a propane furnace repaired than an electric pump.

Propane furnaces come with an AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating of 95 and above, and most units can generate air that is up to 25 degrees warmer than what an electric heat pump can produce. Using propane heating solutions will not leave your home feeling drafty and cold. Hence, you will not have to worry about using supplemental heat sources, which will contribute to higher energy costs. Propane will make your home more comfortable and cozy for the winter for less.

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This article was written by ThompsonGas. The 16th largest retail propane company in the U.S., ThompsonGas has been family owned and operated since 1946. The propane gas dealer provides affordable propane for residential and commercial propane gas service to customers across 10 states in the East and Southeast.

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