At Bumgarner Propane, we know a lot about propane heating and all its benefits in using it for your home or business. We also know that not everyone is as familiar with using propane as a common heat source, so we’re here to answer all your questions.
Here are some of the most common questions and answers about propane heating:
- Is it better than other heat sources? Propane heating can provide about just as much heat as any other source, but it’s more reliable, efficient, cost effective, and better for the environment. In the case of a local power outage, you can still enjoy a nicely heated home or business because your propane can act as a backup source without the need for electricity. It can also reduce your energy bill and your carbon footprint.
- Isn’t propane only useful for grilling? We’re all familiar with using propane tanks for grilling great burgers, but propane heating has so many more uses. You can use it for pool heating, emergency generators, furnaces, stovetops, and more. You can even use propane to power your refrigerator and dryer.
- Is it safe? Perhaps you might be hesitant about propane heating because of its combustibility. While this is a valid concern, it’s important to understand the safety measures in place in propane tanks. The tanks are made with very strong material that is not easily damaged. There is also an odor added to the propane to make any gas leaks easily noticeable, and any issues will be prevented by the heating system before anything serious can happen. You can also take secondary safety precautions surrounding the propane tank to keep your home or building safe.
- Will I need refills? Yes, you will need to refill your supply when your tank gets low. You can call us to schedule your delivery as you get low, or you can set an automatic delivery schedule, so you never forget.
If you have any more questions about propane heating or our propane services, give us a call.