Why Propane Offers
Greater Heating Comfort
furnaces 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.
propane furnace can heat air up to 25 degrees
warmer than electricity.
propane furnace emits nearly 70% less CO2 than
an electric furnace (Energetics, June 2007).
Propane produces significantly lower greenhouse
gas emissions per Btu than electricity in its
life-cycle (Energetics, June 2007).
Propane furnaces last 15-20 years — that’s 5-10
years longer than electric heat pumps, on
Propane heating systems can be vented vertically
or horizontally, eliminating the need for
propane furnaces are smaller than previous
models and provide greater placement
Propane can 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.
Propane radiant heat can improve air quality in
a home by cutting down on dust and allergens.
Experience the Warmth of Efficiency.
Vent-free, propane-fueled space heaters are
incredibly efficient. In fact, based on
manufacturers’ data, they’re 99.9 percent efficient.
heaters also include a smart-safety feature called
an oxygen depletion sensor.
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 Environment.
Nature 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 electric furnaces.