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.
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.
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.
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.