Propane vs. Wood Heat

Propane vs. Wood Heat

Are you tired of cutting, splitting and hauling for a wood furnace or wood boiler?

Are you worn out from all the work constantly stoking a fire and removing ashes from a wood stove?

Are you tired of still getting high utility bills since electricity averages twice the cost of propane?

Now’s the perfect time to switch to propane heat so you can enjoy the warmth and convenience of propane this winter, without the hassle of burning wood.

Here are some facts about high-efficiency propane furnaces:

  • Propane furnaces provide a steady heating temperature of 115 to 125 degrees, regardless of outdoor temperature.
  • Propane furnaces achieve desired temperatures much faster than alternatives.
  • High-efficiency propane furnaces qualify for Energy Star’s Most Efficient label (95 AFUE level or higher),
  • Propane furnaces capture additional heat from the combustion gases 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.

Propane Fireplaces vs. Wood Fireplaces

Propane fireplaces are much more efficient wood burning fireplaces. Propane fireplaces offer Fireplace Efficiency (FE) ratings over 90 percent. Wood-burning fireplaces operate at about 15 percent FE. In addition to efficiency, propane fireplaces are much cleaner and provide a real-flame flicker at the convenience of flipping a switch.

Take the Propane Home Tour

Walk through a beautiful propane home at the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri. With propane power and propane appliances throughout, this home’s owners will be able to enjoy the propane lifestyle of comfort, efficiency and independence every day.