The Pros and Cons of Propane Heat

Posted November 2, 2021 by in Lifestyle

There are many pros and cons to propane heat and it is important for homeowners to know the benefits and drawbacks of this type of heat. The propane delivery market is growing because this is becoming an increasingly popular way to heat homes across the country. As is the case for anything, it comes with its own pros and cons. 

Propane heat can be a very convenient way for people to heat their homes, but there are some disadvantages to consider as well. These disadvantages vary depending on the individual’s lifestyle. For example, if someone does not have an oil furnace installed in their home, they will need propane. However, if someone has an oil furnace installed in their home, they will need to decide if they want to keep it or go through the process of getting propane installed. 

Pro: Safe & Clean

Propane heat is safe and clean. It doesn’t emit any harmful combustion byproducts like carbon monoxide and oxides of nitrogen. It’s also a renewable resource that can be efficiently harvested from natural gas deposits.

Propane is the fuel of choice for heating with over 10 billion gallons sold each year in North America alone. It provides a clean alternative to other fuels such as gas, oil and coal that emit harmful pollutants with their combustion process.

Pro: Can Heat Your Whole Home 

You can heat your whole home with propane heat, but there are some limitations. For example, you cannot use it to maintain an indoor temperature in the winter. Some homeowners use traditional heating systems in certain parts of the house while they use propane for other areas, but the pro is that if you want, you can choose to go full-go on propane throughout every part of the house if you so choose. 

Propane is a home heating fuel that can be used to provide warmth in large spaces like living rooms and kitchens. It is safe and efficient, which makes it a popular choice for many homeowners who want to go green when it comes to heating their homes.

Con: High Upfront Costs for Install

Ok, well it’s sort of a con, but also kind of a pro. 

If you’re just getting started with propane heating, it will take some time and money to get up and running. However, they’re long-lived and cost effective if you compare them to other heating options.

Propane heat has a high upfront cost but is a good long-term investment. The initial costs are high due to the new components that need to be purchased in order for the system to work. However, these costs are paid back quickly because of the significant savings that can be enjoyed over a long period of time.

Con: Rental Fee for Tanks

When it comes to heating your home, propane is the safest and most efficient option. It is a clean fuel that can be stored and transported easily. However, you will have to pay a rental fee when you need to rent an appliance that uses propane.

The price of propane rental fees varies depending on the size of the tank that you want to rent. In general, if you are renting for a long-term period, the rental fee will be cheaper than if you are renting it for a short-term period.

*Photo by Karolina Grabowska