There are many ways propane can add value and comfort to your home. From clothes drying to kitchen ranges to heating the surface of your driveway so snow and ice don’t accumulate, propane is a functional and efficient energy source that can have many benefits powering appliances in your home.
Heating with propane furnaces, boilers, and space heaters can improve the efficiency, performance and comfort of homes. Propane provides more versatility, affordability, and comfort than any other heating choice. Propane heating systems can be configured as central or zone, forced air or radiant. Best of all, propane systems can help homeowners reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
Propane furnaces offer great flexibility in both the type and capacity of the equipment, which makes them a good fit for any type of home. High efficiency propane furnaces with efficiency levels above 90 percent AFUE capture additional heat from the combustion gasses and use this to increase the heat transfer of the furnace for greater efficiency. Many high efficiency propane furnaces are two-stage or variable speed units, so the furnace heats the home steadily and comfortably. And the heated air leaving the furnace is significantly warmer than temperatures offered by electric heat pumps.
Propane boilers can serve a home’s space heating and hot water needs with high efficiency levels, reliable systems, and versatile designs. They can be categorized as either condensing or non-condensing types, with condensing units having higher efficiency ratings. In space heating applications, these boilers can work in conjunction with a number of heating delivery systems, including hydronic baseboard systems, in-floor hydronic systems, or even forced-air systems where the hot water from the boiler (instead of a furnace) acts as the heat source.
Radiant Floor Heating
A propane water heater or boiler heats water that is pumped through a floor tubing system. By delivering an even heat, and more heat closer to the floor, these systems can be far more energy efficient than a conventional furnace-and-duct system.
Propane space heaters can be freestanding or wall-mounted, can include thermostats and blowers, and typically work even in an electrical outage. They also produce fewer greenhouse gases than space heaters using fuel oil.
Call or visit your local propane retailer to learn more about the advantages of propane appliances and how they can efficiently and effectively meet the energy demands of your home.