Propane Versus Electric Space Heating Propane Versus Electric Space Heating
CONSISTENT HEAT THAT CONSISTENTLY OUTPERFORMS ELECTRIC
High-efficiency propane-powered furnaces provide benefits that electric furnaces simply can’t match.
Propane-powered forced-air furnaces heat air to 115-125 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes the indoor air feel warmer and more comfortable compared with heat from electric air-source heat pumps. Air-source heat pumps often supply temperatures lower than 100 degrees Fahrenheit and are more affected by cold outdoor temperatures, so homeowners feel chilled even with the heat running.
Space heating and cooling accounts for about half of the energy consumption in most American homes. High-efficiency propane-powered furnaces can help manage heating costs with efficiency ratings from 90 to 98 percent, which qualifies for Energy Star’s Most Efficient label. Plus, propane furnaces maintain their efficiency, over time, better than electric heat pumps.
Propane-powered furnaces emit 40 percent fewer CO2 emissions than electric air-source heat pumps. Families can rest easy in their warm homes knowing they’re doing their part to minimize their carbon footprint.
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