How About a New Propane Furnace Installation to Keep Warm?
Using propane to heat your home
Winters in Iowa are hard, but propane makes it a lot easier to get through. While people who rely on electric heat probably can’t get warm enough, many other Iowans enjoy the toasty comfort provided by a high-powered propane furnace.
This is because propane furnaces produce much higher indoor air temperatures. Highly efficient propane furnaces produce enough thermal energy to heat your home without the need for any backup system.
Propane gas furnaces are best in their class in terms of efficiency, with ratings from 90–98% efficient. Easily installed just about anywhere in the home, a propane furnace can provide space heating for any size floor plan, from small residences to large custom homes. Propane furnaces, even ultra-high-efficiency models, can also fit into tight spaces.
Propane consumers can choose from several types of propane gas furnaces, including central furnaces, wall furnaces and combo-heaters.
Many models can be installed and vented in a variety of ways. Most of today’s propane gas furnaces feature electrical ignitions that activate the burners only when fuel is needed, keeping your fuel costs down. Electrical ignition also enhances safety because it eliminates the need for standing pilot lights.
Another way your gas furnace costs remain manageable is through vent dampers. Located in the flue, these devices close when the heat demand for the home has been met. This traps residual heat for further circulation in the home.
When more heat is needed, the damper opens before the burners are ignited to allow combustion fumes to escape. Burners cannot ignite when the damper is closed, so energy is consumed only when heating is needed.
Propane is made for cold winters!
If you’re interested in making your home more comfortable next winter, please check out current Iowa rebates including a $250 incentive for installing a propane furnace.
To learn more about propane gas furnaces and the many other ways you can enjoy propane, please contact your local propane company.