Propane Furnace FAQ

Are you considering either upgrading your propane heating unit or converting it to a propane furnace? There are many reasons that propane heat is quickly becoming a common choice for consumers who are seeking an efficient heating source. In addition to providing an evenly temperate environment in your home or business, propane heat is cost-efficient and helps reduce your carbon footprint. High-efficiency propane furnaces are rated between 90 and 98 percent efficient, which can mean substantial savings in your annual energy bill. Here at your local propane and oil company, we understand that you likely have a number of questions pertaining to your current or planned propane furnace. We have compiled a list of commonly asked questions, along with their answers, in an effort to make this process simple and stress-free.

Q: What is a propane furnace?

A: A propane furnace is a component of an HVAC system that converts propane into heat. 

Q: How does a propane furnace work?

A: A propane furnace converts liquid propane into a gas that in turn warms a heat exchanger. When this element reaches a set point, a blower will then transfer the heat across the heat exchanger before it is distributed through the duct system. From there, it is distributed through vents to create a warm and cozy environment in your home or business. 

Q: How do I select the right propane furnace?

A: Reach out to the team at Tri Gas & Oil and we will be happy to answer your questions or contact our Preferred Service Provider, Comfort Plus Services, and they can help you select the proper solution for your home.

Q: Can I install a propane furnace or should I bring in the experts?

A: Definitely bring in the experts! Properly installing a propane furnace is a very technical process, and you will want to make sure that the installation is performed safely and correctly. We are here to guide you in the right direction!

Tri Gas Propane FAQ

Q: How often do I need to clean my propane furnace:

A: A propane furnace should be cleaned yearly by experts. This is most often required by the manufacturer in order to maintain your warranty.

Q: Is it difficult to repair a propane furnace?

A: This is definitely a time to reach out for help! It can be costly and dangerous to attempt repairs on your own.

Q: What is the expected life of a propane furnace?

A: A properly installed and maintained propane furnace will keep you and your loved ones warm for up to 15-30 years! When you weigh the cost/benefit figures, you will find that a propane furnace is incredibly cost-effective and efficient.

We hope that this list is helpful, and we want you to know that we are here to answer any additional questions that you may have. Once you have made the decision to either upgrade your current propane furnace or make the switch to propane heat, you will want to consult with the experts so that you select the right one to meet your unique needs. Here at Tri Gas & Oil, we have the answers that you need and the professional care that you deserve, so call today!


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