A Warmer, More Welcoming Home

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If you want a warm, cozy home even on the coldest, most blustery winter days, you can't do better than a high-efficiency propane furnace. Its warm, comfortable heat simply can't be matched by other kinds of heating systems when it comes to comfort.

When you take comfort, performance, and efficiency into account, propane heating systems outperform nearly every other type of system you could install in your home.

  • The Key To Comfort: Delivery Temperature

    During winter, the lower the temperature of the air inside your home, the more likely you are to be uncomfortable. Even if your thermostat is set at 66 degrees Fahrenheit, your heating system produces air at a much higher temperature. It has to, because the air begins to cool as soon as it leaves your furnace, heat pump, or boiler. If your heating system delivers heat at or below your normal body temperature — 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit - you'll start to feel noticeably uncomfortable. The higher the initial delivery temperature — for example, up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit from a propane furnace - the more comfortable you'll feel.

  • Propane Furnaces vs. Other Heat Sources

    There are other home heating options you'll hear about, including geothermal heat (also called ground source heat pumps, or GSHPs), air source heat pumps (ASHPs), and heating oil systems. Here is how propane compares with each in terms of comfort and costs.

    Propane Exposes Geothermal's Dirty Secret

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    Geothermal heating systems can't deliver the same warm, comfortable heat as a propane furnace. And with significantly lower installation and maintenance costs as well as affordable monthly energy bills, a propane heating system is a better long-term value for homeowners. For comparison: The average installation price of a geothermal system is $36,000. The average price of a high-efficiency propane furnace? $4,000. Look at the payback period - the time it takes the energy savings to cover the cost of purchase and installation - and the advantage of propane space heating is obvious.

    Download the Geothermal's Dirty Secret Brochure »

    Already Have a GSHP or ASHP? Go Hybrid for Greater Comfort.

    Fact Sheets

    Hybrid heating systems pair a high-efficiency propane furnace with a geothermal system or air source heat pump. Together they deliver energy savings when the weather is warmer, and the comfortable heat of propane when the temperature plummets.

    Download the Hybrid Heating Fact Sheet »

    It's Time to Retire Heating Oil

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    In some parts of the country, including the Northeast, heating oil is still a common fuel, though the technology is past its retirement date. Propane beats heating oil hands down for efficiency and emissions.

    Learn more about making the switch from heating oil to clean, efficient propane.

    Download the Heating Oil vs. Propane Fact Sheet »

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