4 Reasons to Switch from Oil to Propane Today

April 25, 2022 –

Converting to clean, green propane makes sense for many reasons – especially if you’re still using an oil-fired furnace. Here are four key benefits of switching to propane heating from heating oil.

Cost Savings

Older oil furnaces bleed money. Only 60 cents of every one of your dollars spent goes to producing heat for your home, because of their efficiency rating of 60.

A standard propane furnace operates at 90 percent efficiency (or more for high-efficiency propane furnaces), meaning you’ll save at least 30 cents for every dollar you spend on propane heat. And that’s before you calculate the lower cost per gallon of propane.

Saving money on your heating system by converting to higher efficiency plus the lower propane prices can make a real difference in your home budget.

Versatility

Propane won’t just heat your home – it can run your oven and range, clothes dryer, water heater, etc. It can even provide backup power during severe weather and extend your swimming season. Heating oil simply can’t compete with that.

Insurance and Liability

Many home insurance policies have strict rules about how oil tanks should be placed, operated, and maintained. This could mean having to replace an oil furnace before it wears out.

Oil leaks are also complicated and expensive to clean up –- just one gallon of oil has the potential to contaminate one million gallons of drinking water. In your tank, a leak as tiny as a pinhole can empty hundreds of gallons of oil. That makes any sign of an oil leak an alarming event.

Cleaning up an oil spill can involve so much more than you might imagine. Replacing the tank and supply lines, removing contaminated soil, and replacing your home’s foundation are possibilities.

Environmental Impact

Propane is clean-burning and produces far fewer emissions than oil. Like burning coal, wood, gasoline, and natural gas, burning heating oil produces carbon – a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

Propane has a lower carbon content than fuel oil, gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and ethanol. High-efficiency propane can play a significant role in fighting climate change with its tiny carbon footprint.

Propane is the answer if you’re ready for an affordable, safe, dependable, and environmentally-friendly alternative to heating oil.

And best of all, it’s affordable to make the switch.

Contact us today and we’ll help get you started.

13 Comments

  1. Greta James on December 5, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Thank you so much for our tip that switching to propane will help the environment as it burns cleaner! My sister is thinking of installing a swimming pool in her back yard as she really thinks it would be a great way to get her kids outdoors and active! I know she is thinking she wants a heated pool, so I appreciate your advice for propane as a heating option! I will let her know!

  2. Oscar Morrison on December 16, 2019 at 10:16 am

    It’s good to remember that propane is capable of doing a lot more than just heating the home, such as providing power to various appliances. My wife and I have been thinking of renovating our heating system since the old one is starting to show its age. Maybe we’d benefit from changing to a propane system to help other services in our home, too.

  3. Darrien Hansen on December 27, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    I had no idea that propane was versatile and can be used to heat your house and to fuel your water heater. Now that my wife and I have moved into a large house, we would like to find an efficient way to keep it warm during the winter. I think that using propane would allow us to keep our house warm while being able to power other parts of our house as well.

  4. rachel frampton on January 31, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    I never knew that propane is clean burning and secretes fewer emissions compared to oil. I’ve been using heating oil for five years, and I would like to replace it because it lacks pipeline infrastructure. That’s why I’ve decided to start looking for a propane delivery service.

  5. Jenna Hunter on February 5, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    My brother is thinking about getting some propane power so that he can have a more sustainable life source. He would love to get a propane tank so that he can have some more power that won’t run out. I’ll be sure to tell him that it is very versatile so that he can have fewer emissions and can heat the home, oven, and water heater.

  6. Ron Booker on February 10, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    I was not aware that propane was versatile and can be used to heat your house and to fuel your water heater. My wife and I just moved into a large house, and we would like to find an efficient way to keep it warm during the winter. We will consider the idea of propane heating and find a supplier in our area.

  7. Vivian Black on February 18, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    I love that you mentioned the versatility of propane and how it can run different things rather than just heat. My husband and I are looking for a way to get our propane delivered since we work all day and don’t have time to get our own. We will keep these tips in mind as we search for a professional that can help us best.

  8. Faylinn on February 25, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    I really loved that you explained that propane can provide back-up power if there is severe weather and I think this is important to keep in mind. My best friend told me that the home that she lives in has a propane tank and she needs to refill it, so she is looking for services. If I were in her situation I would try to find a local delivery service that could provide propane after some time so I do not have to stress out about it.

  9. Eli Richardson on March 24, 2020 at 9:48 am

    It’s great to know that one advantage of propane is that it provides you with heat and also work as supplemental back-up power. My father mentioned that he is planning to repair the house’s furnace this year because h wants to start using propane fuel. With that being set, I will help him find a propane delivery supplier in the area and get a new propane tank installed.

  10. Mike Sanders on March 24, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    I like what you said about updating your heating furnace to make it more efficient. My brother has been telling me about how he wants to make sure that his home is a comfortable temperature in the coming weeks. I’ll share this information with him so that he can look into his options for professionals who can help him with this.

  11. Adam Golightly on April 20, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    My uncle is thinking about getting some propane for his home and getting a lot of appliances so that it will work a lot better. It could be really useful for him to get some help from a professional and can get them installed correctly. I liked what you said about how it has a better impact on the environment because it produces less carbon than oil. gas, diesel, and wood.

  12. Zachary Tomlinson on April 23, 2020 at 4:27 am

    Thanks for helping me understand why would someone switch from oil to propane. My uncle has been seeing a couple of ads about propane-powered heating around our area lately and he asked me to look it up for him. I had no idea that propane produces fewer emissions than oil, which makes it environmentally friendly! Since he’s into preserving the environment, I’m sure this article is enough to convince him to switch.

  13. Rachel Frampton on September 8, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    I’m planning to order from a diesel depot service that will be able to deliver a heating oil in my house because this will be used for cooking and other things. Well, I agree with you that it would be best to verify with my insurance company whether they have strict rules regarding this. Well, I also never knew that propane is clean burning, which makes it environmentally friendly.

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