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Propane Heat: Everything You Need to Know Before Buying 2023

Get informed about propane heat with this helpful guide! Here, you will learn everything you need to know before selecting the right kind of propane heater for your needs.

Propane heat is a great way to keep warm and cozy on those cold winter days, but choosing the right propane heater for your needs can be tricky. In this guide, you'll learn about the types of propane heaters available and what factors to consider when making the best decision for your home.


Consider the Size and Location of Your Space.

Before selecting a propane heater, consider the size and location of your space. The power output of your heater should be appropriate for the area you wish to heat. For example, if you are heating a large room or open space with high ceilings, you will need a more powerful heater than for a small room with lower ceilings. Use this information to choose the right size heater for your needs.


Know What Type of Fuel is Being Used.

It’s important to understand the type of fuel being used in the propane heater that you select. Propane is a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) which is commonly used for heaters, stoves, and other applications requiring a portable and efficient heat source. Look for heaters marked “LP” or “LPG”, which indicate the presence of propane. Also make sure the propane tanks are connected to the heater safely and securely.


Understand the Pros and Cons of Propane Heat.

Propane heat has many advantages and benefits, including its cost-effectiveness, versatility, and clean burning properties. However, it is important to keep safety in mind when using propane for heating your home. Ensure the propane system is properly maintained and inspected regularly for any signs of wear and tear or leaks.


Pick the Right Size Heater for Your Home or Facility.

Choosing the right size of propane heater is just as important as selecting the right type. You want to make sure it is large enough to heat your home or facility, but not so powerful that it uses more propane than necessary. Consider the insulation and cubic footage of your space when selecting a propane heater to save money on fuel costs and make sure everyone in your household or workplace is comfortable. One of our knowledgeable sales professionals can help you make the right choice.


Types of Propane Heat

There are a variety of propane heating systems that work for any application. From space heaters and garage heaters to log sets and fireplaces, propane is the heating fuel of choice for its clean, environmentally friendly attributes. There are also central propane furnaces that can support hot water baseboard, forced-air and radiant heating systems.


Install, Maintain, and Service Your Heater Regularly.

It's essential that your propane heater is installed, serviced and maintained regularly to ensure optimal performance and safety. To start, read the manual carefully and get familiar with your unit's operational features and safety tips. Depending on the type of heater you have, you might need to have it professionally serviced or complete routine maintenance as recommended by the manufacturer for combustible heaters. Combined Energy Services offers maintenance services. Find out more here.

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