Propane vs. Electric Heating
Living in Connecticut, you need a heating system that can handle the task of keeping everyone in your household comfortably warm no matter how cold it gets. This winter has already brought some extreme winter weather to our area. Hopefully, you didn’t get left out in the cold.
Propane can play a lot of important roles in your home. During the warmer months, propane can power your grill, deck heater, and pool heater. All year long it can power your clothes dryer, water heater, and cooking range. That’s because one of propane’s greatest qualities is its versatility. And propane’s uses don’t stop there. Propane is also a highly efficient and affordable option for home heating. And when you compare propane heating to electric heating, you’ll find that especially for someone living in a region that gets as cold as ours does, propane is the better choice.
Propane for Home Heating
Propane is an extremely efficient and cost-effective method for heating a home. A high-efficiency propane furnace is capable of delivering all the warm air you need to be comfortable inside your home no matter how bitterly cold it gets outside.
Comparing Propane to Electric Heating
When you compare propane heating to electric heating in terms of things like performance and efficiency, propane comes out on top. Let’s look at some of the was propane heating compares to electric heating:
- Performance: At the end of the day, this is probably the category that matters most. You need your heating system to do a good job of keeping your home comfortably warm on even the coldest of winter days. Electric heat pumps struggle to keep your home warm as outdoor temperatures approach 30 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s simply not good enough when you live in New England. A propane furnace, by comparison is always able to produce a high level of heat for your home. They produce much higher indoor temperatures that their electric counterparts.
- Efficiency: Hocon sells and installs propane heating appliances that are up to 99% efficient. That means virtually none of the heat they produce is lost to the outdoors. The more efficient your heating system is, the less it costs to heat your home. As we mentioned earlier, electric heat pumps become very inefficient once the outdoor temperature approaches 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cost: This is another very important consideration. Propane gas furnace can heat your home for about half the cost of electricity. That’s according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
- Environmental Impact: Versus an all-electric house, one with a propane heating system can produce up to 68% less in greenhouse gas emissions.
- Dependability: With a propane tank on your property and Hocon reliably delivering your fuel, you never have to worry about being without propane. And so your propane heating system will always have the fuel it needs to run. As we already saw this past December, extreme winter weather can lead to power outages. And that will mean a dangerously cold house if you’ve got an electric heating system. With a propane heating system and a propane backup generator, you’ll be able to keep your home warm even when there’s no electricity.
Hocon Knows Heating
At Hocon, we’re well trained and very knowledgeable about all things propane. We provide expert heating services including heating system installation and repair, propane tank installation, and reliable fuel deliveries. Our six locations serve customers in Connecticut and parts of Massachusetts and New York.
Contact Hocon today or visit one of our showrooms to learn more about propane heating.