Converting to Propane
Converting your home to highly efficient propane technology results in lower energy costs, while reducing your home’s carbon emissions. Because nearly 90% of propane burned in the United States is produced domestically, supplies are reliable and prices are more stable when compared to other fuels.
Whether you are looking to convert your whole-home heating, adding a fireplace for spot heating, converting your hot water heater or creating an outdoor solution, no energy source is as clean and versatile as propane.
And because propane equipment is up to 95% efficient, it’s economical too, especially when you factor in the energy savings when propane appliances are used in place of electric appliances.
Ways to Convert
In area’s the experience cold winters and high electric rates, integrating propane into an electric heating system offers numerous benefits to the homeowner.
- Greater comfort
- Energy cost savings
- Cleaner emissions
- Versatility to use additional propane appliances
Adding a propane furnace to an existing heat pump system to create a hybrid heating system dramatically increased indoor comfort while lowering your energy costs. Most heat pumps work best when outdoor temperatures are above 35, but when they fall below 35, heat pumps use significantly more energy and become less efficient. Adding a propane furnace backup is the perfect companion to your heat pump on cold days! A propane furnace or hybrid heat pump system are great options if you have central air conditioning.
Adding or upgrading a fireplace in your home allows you to effectively zone heat rooms that are used often. Please Click Here to learn more about adding a fireplace to your home!
Propane is one of the most cost-efficient ways to heat water for domestic use. A traditional 32-gallon propane water heater can produce 109 gallons of hot water per hour, as compared to an electric water heater’s 30 gallons per hour. There are several options of propane hot water heaters:
- Traditional water heater
- Propane boilers
- Tankless water heater
A tankless water heater produces hot water on demand at or near the point of use. Because water is not stored hot, tankless water heaters use less energy and have lower operating costs.