As the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt, many of us are looking to cut costs and make sure our money is being well-spent. When it comes to heating your home, it’s quite an easy problem to solve: Propane gives you way more bang for your buck than any electric counterpart!
Let’s start with performance. Electric heating systems usually generate heat that’s below the average body temperature of 98.6˚ Fahrenheit. Propane systems, on the other hand, can generate heat at 120˚ and 140˚ in short bursts. Your home gets warmer—faster—with propane. This means you’re not using as much energy to keep your home warm and comfortable, especially amidst the cooler months of the year. It’s also a more even heat, so you’re less likely to kick up the thermostat setting to compensate for “cooler areas” of the residence.
Electric heat pumps face a clear disadvantage in how they operate versus propane home heating—namely how they pull in outdoor air. When the temperature gets near freezing, it’s going to have to use more energy to try and warm your home, and even then, it’s still not going to do a very good job of it. Many homes with heat pumps need backup heating like space heaters to make up for the anemic performance of heat pumps in these situations. That means even more energy used, driving your energy costs further skyward.
Propane is also more cost-effective than electricity for heating because of the longevity of its heating systems compared with electric heating.
The average life expectancy of a propane gas furnace is 20 years.
An electric heat pumps last on average for only 14 years.
You not only get better, more efficient heating with propane, you won’t have to worry about making multiple, costly investments into your home over time.
Speaking further about your home comfort—did you know that LG Jordan provides some of the most competitive, transparent pricing for your propane in and around the Apex, North Carolina area? We also offer convenient payment options such as our Budget Payment Program, which spreads your propane costs over 10 even monthly payments, and our Propane Prebuy Program, where you buy your propane for the winter ahead of heating season. All of these makes it so much easier to manage your propane costs!