Heat Pump – Electric Systems
Integrate Propane into Your Home!
In Maryland, Pennsylvania, and other areas that experience cold winters and high electric rates, integrating propane into an electric heating system offers multiple benefits to the homeowner:
- Greater comfort
- Energy savings
- Cleaner emissions
- Versatility for use in other propane appliances
Below are some popular propane upgrades. Please note that every propane integration is different. Please contact us for a no-cost evaluation of your propane integration.
Heat Pump – Hybrid
Adding a propane furnace to an existing heat pump system to create a hybrid heating system dramatically increases indoor comfort while lowering your energy costs.
A hybrid heating system takes advantage of the equipment’s peak efficiency thresholds by automatically switching between the heat pump and propane furnace as outdoor temperatures fluctuate during the day.
Most heat pumps work best when outdoor temperatures are above 35°, but when temperatures fall below 35°, heat pumps use significantly more energy and become less efficient. Your propane furnace, on the other hand, is highly effective at temperatures 35° and below, making it the perfect companion to your heat pump on cold days!
Your new propane furnace will use the same duct work as your heat pump.
Electric Baseboard Heat
Propane offers several great alternatives to electric baseboard heat. Depending on the area to be heated, your options range from built-in propane room heaters and fireplaces, to propane furnaces and boilers.
For homes with multiple rooms, electric baseboard heaters can be replaced with hydronic baseboards. With this type of system, a propane-fired boiler is installed, which distributes hot water to the baseboards. This type of system can also be a very efficient source of hot water.
A propane furnace or hybrid heat pump system is a great option if you have or are planning to add central air conditioning to your home. Your propane system and your air conditioner will use the same ductwork for both heating and cooling.
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