Thinking Of Building A New Home? Consider Propane!

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Working with home builder to craft and design your new dream home? Maybe you’re the “roll up my sleeves and get it done myself type”, which is amazing if that’s the case, and hats off to you sir or ma’am! Either way, you have a long list of decisions you’ll need to make before the foundation is dug, one of them being what type of furnace and home heating source will you use? If you haven’t considered propane, well, do we have some interesting facts for you!

High-efficiency propane home furnaces are quickly becoming more and more popular in the United States for good reason. Propane heating offers exceptional energy savings and comfort and an incredibly affordable cost. A residential high-efficiency furnace can provide excellent space heating for both small floor plans and large homes. They are more efficient and safer than traditional natural-draft furnaces. Here are just a few reasons you and your family should consider this affordable, effective, economical and environmentally-friendly home-heating solution.

Good Luck Beating The Performance Of Propane

Propane furnaces deliver best-in-class efficiency with many models delivering AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) ratings of 95%. A well-made, professionally installed propane furnace will heat the home steadily and comfortably while delivering significantly warmer temperatures when compared to traditional electric heat pumps. Add to this they are regarded to have a longer life span than other types of home heating solutions, ranging on average anywhere from 15 to 20 years—that’s as much as 10 years longer than a run-of-the-mill electric heat pump!

Propane Furnaces Are Highly Energy Efficient

We touched on it above, but it’s worth mentioning again—most residential propane furnaces have an efficiency rating of up to 95%. When you decide to install a propane furnace that is Energy Star certified, you can expect to receive a much higher level than heating oil systems. Over time, propane furnaces maintain their efficiency better than electric heat pumps. Add to that the variety of tax credits available when installing a propane furnace in not only new construction homes, but as a replacement to existing home heating systems and you can really see why propane heating solutions are a tremendous value.

Reduced Energy Consumption Means Reduced Costs

Based on a list of variables such as the climate of your area and the size of your home, the amount of propane usage per month can vary. For example, in the Northeast, a new 2,400 square foot home typically consumes an estimated 550 gallons of propane annually. In the southern states, based on temperature, only 106 gallons of propane, on average, is used. Recent studies indicate that an Energy Star certified furnace in new and existing homes can save you hundreds of dollars when compared to comparable furnaces operating on oil.

Propane Is Better For The Environment

Compared to most other systems, propane furnaces can not only save you money, it will also reduce your carbon footprint by reducing CO2 emissions. For instance, an electric heat pump can have nearly double the CO2 emissions of an average propane furnace!

To learn more about the benefits of propane furnaces, contact ThompsonGas at 1.800.768.6612. We will gladly discuss helping you save money on your heating bill while doing your part to protect the environment.