Why Propane Offers Greater Heating Comfort
offer you warmer air than electric heating systems.
A gas furnace heats air to about 120°F and operates
in short intervals to minimize operating costs. An
electric heat pump produces heat below body
temperature, so the air actually feels cool when
placing your hand in front of a vent.
Warm Up to Propane Very Quickly.
furnace can heat air up to 25 degrees warmer
furnace emits nearly 70% less CO2 than an
electric furnace (Energetics, June 2007).
produces significantly lower greenhouse gas
emissions per Btu than electricity in its
life-cycle (Energetics, June 2007).
furnaces last 15-20 years — that’s 5-10 years
longer than electric heat pumps, on average.
heating systems can be vented vertically or
horizontally, eliminating the need for chimneys.
furnaces are smaller than previous models and
provide greater placement flexibility.
keep your home warm and comfortable during
electrical power outages.
Ultra-efficient propane heating equipment can be
used in forced air or standard hydronic and
in-floor heat applications.
radiant heat can improve air quality in a home
by cutting down on dust and allergens.
Warmth of Efficiency.
propane-fueled space heaters are incredibly
efficient. In fact, based on manufacturers’ data,
they’re 99.9 percent efficient.
also include a smart-safety feature called an oxygen
This device protects against the dangers of carbon
monoxide by automatically turning
off the heater if oxygen levels drop below specified
thresholds. Some models also offer thermostats and
heat distribution blowers for more efficient
Don’t Heat up the
also prefers propane-fueled space heaters. They
produce fewer air pollutants and greenhouse gas
emissions than space heaters using fuel oil.
Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Released Per Year
Source: Energetics, June 2007*
*Estimated useful heat delivered by a propane
furnace was 38 million Btu, and was based on an
average energy consumption of 52.6 million Btu per
year of propane in a region with 4000-5499 heating
degree days (EIA 2001) after estimated average
efficiency (15%) and duct losses (15%) were applied.
Energy efficiencies based on the highest annual fuel
utilization efficiency (AFUE) reported in the GAMA
Directory of Certified Efficiency Ratings (GAMA
2006) for gas and fuel oil furnaces with greater
than 60,000 Btu-hour ratings. Assumed 100%
conversion efficiency of electric heaters and