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Propane vs. Heat Pumps in Missouri

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Propane home heating systems are a smart investment because they can generally keep your home warm for less than the cost of electricity.

But what Missourians seem to like the most about propane is the comfortable, consistent heat that’s delivered. Propane furnaces produce much higher indoor air temperatures than an electric heat pump, guaranteeing that your home will stay toasty warm even on the coldest nights.

Why Heat Pumps Aren’t the Best Option

An electric heat pump works by capturing heat from the outside air and transferring it to your home. But when it’s really cold out there, there isn’t enough heat energy for your heat pump to keep you comfortable. Older heat pumps in Missouri often supply heated air at 95°, which is colder than your body temperature.

To compensate, people end up using all sorts of electric space heaters, which are the most expensive way to generate heat. They may also rely on backup electric strips, which are also expensive and often emit a burnt odor; this is caused by dust and other residue that has built up around the strips.

Propane Furnaces—the Better Option

In contrast, propane furnaces produce much higher indoor air temperatures. Highly efficient propane furnaces produce enough thermal energy to heat your home without the need for a backup system.

Propane is built for Missouri winters! Contact your propane company to learn how to stay warmer this winter. And be sure to check out how you can save money by taking advantage of current rebate opportunities, including a $300 incentive for installing a propane furnace.

Read more about the advantages of propane over electricity.