Today’s propane heating systems are safe, reliable, and highly efficient. If you are looking for a furnace for your new home build or are considering upgrading or switching to propane, you may be wondering what to expect. Compared to alternative sources of heat, such as electric heaters, propane is also more economical. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating with a propane heating system can cost up to one-third less to operate than an electric heater. Propane is also warmer, cleaner, and more dependable. The alternative fuel has long been recognized as a type of “green” energy. Here is a look at some of the most popular types of propane furnaces on the market.
Rinnai EX08CP Wall Mounted Direct Propane Ventilation Furnace
Flexible, compact, and easy-to-install, the Rinnai EX08CP Wall Mounted Direct Propane Ventilation Furnace offers all the features you want in a larger model but with a reduced output. The energy saver propane furnace helps keep your home warm and comfortable without driving up your energy bill. Rinnai’s unique technology uses the same amount of gas to optimize energy while offering multiple size models to meet the needs of various heating system sizes and configurations. With the Rinnai heater, you can experience fewer cold spots, reliable performance, and money saved on energy.
Mr. Heater F2600550 Big Maxx MHU50NG Heater
The Mr. Heater Big Maxx Forced Air United Heater offers residents an effective and efficient source of convection heat. The 80,000 BTU uses a built-in electric high-velocity fan to quickly pull in cool air. The air is then forced across the heat exchanger and forced out into the surrounding areas after being warmed. A powered exhaust allows for horizontal or vertical venting. While the Mr. Heater comes equipped with a gas connection, you will also find a liquid propane conversion kit included for propane heating.
Goodman GMS80804BN Furnace with 80% AFUE, 80,000 BTU
Goodman remains one of the biggest names in home heating with a wide selection of energy-efficient models on the market. The Goodman GMS80804BN Furnace with 80 percent AFUE and 80,000 BTU is designed for multi-position installations, including upflow, horizontal left, or horizontal right. Unlike conventional, single-stage furnaces, the unique technology helps reduce temperature swings that cause the furnace to abruptly start and stop which can lower heating bills. The furnace’s 80 percent AFUE rating means that 80 cents of every $1 spent on heating energy are used to warm your home.
Goodman GMSS960803BN Single Speed 1-Stage Upflow/Horizontal Furnace
The Goodman high-efficiency furnace offers excellent comfort and optimal energy savings at an affordable price. Constructed of stainless steel, the modern furnace uses aluminized heat exchangers to help control energy use costs by ensuring that every 96 cents of each $1 spent on fuel is used to heat your home. The heating system operates with natural gas furnace when it arrives at your home but can be converted to propane using a propane conversion kit. The furnace is also covered by one of the best warranties in the residential heating community.
Gravity Wall Liquid Propane Furnace
The Gravity Wall Furnace easily mounts on any inside or outdoor wall, providing radiant and circulated heat. The economical liquid propane furnace is available in single or dual models designed to fit between standard 16-inch center stud spaces. You can find the propane furnaces available in 25,000, 35,000, or 50,000 BTUs to accommodate a variety of home sizes. The efficient heating system does not require electricity and has a built-in thermostat for convenience. Optional accessories such as a blower kit are also available. The heating system also features a heavy gauge steel grill construction that helps eliminate heat warpage, as well as a 420 stainless steel ported burner.
Winchester 100,000 BTU 95.5% Multi-Positional Furnace
Increase your home’s comfort while lowering your energy bills with the Winchester 100,000 BTU 95.5% Multi-Positional Furnace. The efficient gas or propane heating system can be installed in upflow or horizontal applications, and can also be converted for downflow applications. The compact heater has a total cabinet height of 33 inches, making it perfect for basements, attics, closets, garages, or other small spaces. The furnace is also air conditioner ready and features an adjustable speed blow motor.
HouseWarmer Direct Vent Slim-Profile Heater with Blower
The HouseWarmer Direct Vent Slim-Profile Heater with Blower is an efficient propane heating system with 8,000 BTU. The easy-to-install heater requires no electricity and can be easily mounted on any exterior wall between 4.5 and 12 inches in thickness. In addition to having a 10-year limited manufacturer’s warranty on the heat exchanger, the affordable propane heater also takes up limited space due to its slim-profile design. While the furnace weighs less than 50 lbs. in total, it has the power to efficiently heat your home while saving you noticeable money on energy costs.
Empire Comfort Systems RH-3 35,000 BTU Vented Heater
The Empire Comfort Systems 35,000 BTU propane heating system offers top venting to ensure adequate air flow. The B-vent system is housed in durable, textured cabinetry designed for style and efficiency. You will also find a vent safety switch, as well as matchless ignition and a hydraulic thermostat. The draft diverter can be installed to either a vertical or horizontal position and the heat continues to function in the event of a power outage. The Empire RH35 is available in both natural gas and liquid propane varieties.
While gas heating systems are known for their high efficiency, propane furnaces have an impressive 97 percent efficiency rating. The type of propane heating system you need will ultimately depend on the size of your home, the BTU rating required, and your budget. To save additional money each month in energy bills, you may also want to consider purchasing a high-efficiency propane furnace. At Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Gaithersburg, MD, we offer professional and reliable heating installation services, including the installation of propane heating systems. For more information about heating installation, to schedule service, or for a free estimate, contact our office today.