Does your home have unheated, or inadequately, heated rooms and spaces?
You’re not alone. Many homes here in North Carolina do.
Perhaps it’s a former sunporch converted to living space, an addition built onto your home, or a garage or shed you use as a workshop.
We offer a solution that doesn’t involve the hassle and expense of running new ductwork or baseboards: vent-free propane heaters from LG Jordan!
Our heaters are of outstanding quality, and are made by top manufacturers Rinnai, Empire, and Heatstar.
With propane heaters, you can:
There are two kinds of propane heaters: vent-free and vented. Both have their distinct advantages. Read on to see what works best for your living situation!
With a vent-free propane heater, ductwork and vents aren’t required. Installation is easier as well as less expensive than vented heaters.
You can also install them places you can’t install a vented heater, because vent-free heaters don’t need access to an external wall for venting.
They come in a wide range of sizes, so you’ll be able to find the right one for your space.
Today’s vent-free propane heaters come with safety features such as an oxygen depletion sensor, overheating protection, and automatic shutoff. But because exhaust is released inside the home, it is illegal to install vent-free heaters in rooms where people sleep. And some municipalities may ban them altogether. Check your local codes to clarification.
There are two basic types of vent-free propane heaters blue flame or infrared.
free heaters use propane to heat ceramic panels that radiate heat onto objects (or people) in the room rather than by heating the air itself. Because infrared heaters are an extremely targeted heat source, they’re great to be near if you’re coming in from the cold outside.
warm the air in the room using convection. That makes them take a little longer to heat a room. However, you get more consistent temperature control than with an infrared heater. These heaters are the best choice for insulated spaces.
Vented propane heaters are vented out from the back of the unit into a chimney or a vent pipe so any dangerous combustion exhausts are directed outside.
They offer a more precise heat that you have more control over. However, they do need to be installed on an exterior wall, so that may limit your placement options for the space you are looking to heat.
Because of also having to install the necessary venting equipment, installation takes longer and is more expensive than vent-free heaters.
Trust LG Jordan with safe, expert installation of a heater that’ll perfectly fit and warm up your residential space. Contact us today to get started with a FREE no-obligation estimate!
Propane and natural gas are both popular choices for home heating here in North Carolina.
For those of you who have to decide whether to use propane or natural gas in your home, we have some information that tilts the scale well in favor of propane. Here’s why!
Have you ever seen BTU mentioned when discussing energy efficiency? It’s an abbreviation for British Thermal Units, which are used to measure heat. Natural gas has 1,030 BTU per cubic foot. Propane leaves that in the dust with 2,490 BTU per cubic foot. With propane, you get the heat you want, all while using less energy. That’s more money in staying right in your wallet!
Propane can do that. It can heat your water better than an electric water heater. Propane heats double the amount of water an hour compared with electricity. And because propane also comes in cylinders, it can be used to run your BBQ grill, fire pit, patio heaters and more!
If you want natural gas, you have to live in a neighborhood where there is a natural gas line. Propane is stored in a tank on your property, so you can have propane wherever you live.
Unlike natural gas, propane is not a greenhouse gas. And it won’t harm water, soil or water if there is a leak.
With natural gas, you are dependent on the natural gas lines in your community. If something happens to a gas line in your area, your gas supply is cut off. You won’t have fuel for heating, hot water, cooking or anything else you do with gas in your home, possibly for days. That’s not an issue with propane. And, when you get automatic propane delivery from LG Jordan, you won’t have to worry about a propane run-out!
Find out more about what propane can do for you. Get in touch with LG Jordan today, and see if your home or business is in our service area!
Propane is one of the safest sources of home energy around – but like any fuel, you have to know how to use it safely. When it comes to propane safety, the most important thing to remember is how to detect a leak and what to do if you have one.
If you have a gas leak, your house will smell like rotten eggs – this is an odorant added to propane so you can more easily detect the leak (since propane itself is odorless). Make sure everyone in the house can recognize the odor.
If you smell a gas leak:
Two other things to keep in mind: