Winter Is the Right Time To Choose Propane For Your Home

Posted by ThompsonGas on January 11th, 2017

Propane is often a good choice for home heating, and if you are thinking of switching to this energy-efficient and cost-effective fuel, you may want to consider doing so before winter comes along. Propane is the best choice for home heating if you want to reduce your heating costs while ensuring a comfortably warm indoor environment. Propane helps keep the air at a comfortable temperature in your home without making it feel stuffy—unlike when you use an electric heat pump, which generates air at a temperature that is slightly higher than your body temperature.

The demand for propane may be higher during the winter, and this can result in price spikes, but as long as you get propane from an established and reliable provider, you should not have any problem with costs for heating your home. Some seasoned providers offer payment plans that are resistant to price spikes. Alternatively, you can go for a level monthly payment plan, which adjusts based on your actual usage and the prices of propane.

Propane for home heating is more reliable, too, especially in the winter. In case of a power outage, you can be sure that your propane heating devices will still run and keep you warm. That way, you are still in control of heat and you do not have to worry about staying warm, even without electricity. High-quality propane heating devices are more efficient in heating a room than electric pumps. Often times, people who use electric space heaters say that some areas of the home feel drafty and cold, resulting in them using more electric heaters and increasing their energy costs. Propane heaters can reduce greenhouse emissions and energy costs by up to 68 percent, too, making them better for your health and the environment.

Propane for home is ideal for radiant heating, which is considered far more efficient than electric heating. To make this work, you will need a propane water heater with a floor tubing system. Water is pumped through that system to deliver heat that is near the floor, producing hydronic or liquid-based radiant heating, which is more reliable than the typical furnace and duct system.

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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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