Boiler systems, also known as hydronic heating, pump heated water through pipes to perimeter radiators that heat the home, even heating floors in some newer systems. Hydronic heat is known for providing superior, energy-efficient comfort. The CO2 emissions from a high-efficiency propane boiler were 2,749 pounds lower per year than for a high efficiency oil boiler for a new home in the Northeast. Visit buildwithpropane.com for more information about propane boilers.
A hybrid system heats a home by using two different energy sources. For example, some hybrid systems will use an electric heat pump along with a gas furnace. When the electric heat pump can't find enough ambient heat in the air to warm the home, it switches over to the propane furnace. This greatly boosts the system's output capacity and assures a warm air delivery temperature around 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Hybrid systems provide homeowners with an energy choice — as energy prices fluctuate, or a homeowner prefers the warmer air delivery of the furnace, the transition point of electric system to propane furnace can be adjusted. Visit buildwithpropane.com for more information about hybrid heating.
Zone heating systems allow homeowners to set different temperatures in different parts of the house. By using smaller zone heaters such as direct vent wall furnaces, the homeowner can adjust the heat for only the areas being used. As a result, zone heating systems are more efficient and comfortable and often save the homeowner money.
Propane-fueled heaters designed specifically for garages and workshops come in many types and sizes. The majority are forced air units with a variety of venting options.