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Is Propane to Natural Gas Conversion the Right Switch for More Efficient HVAC Heating and Cooling?
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HVAC heating and cooling costs can get pretty steep in the winter.

Propane tank

With colder weather right around the corner, this is the time that many homeowners are considering switching from propane to natural gas for their heating system. This transition is often made in hopes of maximizing the efficiency of their HVAC heating and cooling. With everyone wanting to save money and cut energy costs, even in mild weather, smart homeowners want to dig deeper to find the best options to meet their energy needs and budgets.

Here are a few facts about financial considerations when it comes to propane and natural gas comparison:

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Natural gas burns more cleanly and efficiently than propane. In addition, it’s usually less expensive than oil or electricity. As natural gas becomes more commonly available in areas throughout the country, it might become even more appealing (and less expensive) to consider switching over from propane usage.

Keep Appliances Operational

This is a big factor to consider if you are looking into making the switch from propane to natural gas. Most appliances will run on either fuel source, but double check your appliances before you switch to a fuel supply that ends up being unable to power your life! There are conversion kits available, but either way, that might end up affecting your decision-making process.

At the same time, if you’re looking to update major appliances like your stove, making the conversion to natural gas gives you access to a number of highly energy-efficient models, thereby maximizing your savings.

Say Goodbye to Propane?

If you want to shift away from propane dependency, you will eventually have to deal with the tank that’s likely buried in your backyard. Excavating and selling the tank is tedious, and you might have to pay for some help to get it done. Another option is to leave it in the ground, but you’ll need to empty the tank regardless of what you decide to do with it.

There are cost benefits to making the switch from propane to natural gas, but you will incur some costs along the way. Doing an expense analysis that considers long-term savings will help you in the decision-making process.

Contact us to talk with an expert to learn more about efficient HVAC heating and cooling.

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