When you are building your new home, there are a lot of things that you have to think about, including what kind of heating unit you want to use at your house. When it comes to furnaces, there are all kinds of fuels that you can choose from, including things like propane. Propane is a gas that you would get delivered to your house and is then stored in a tank either outside your house or in your basement. Propane is naturally odorless, but an agent that adds an odor is added to the propane so that you can be aware if you have a leak at your house.
There are a lot of benefits to using propane gas for your furnace. Here's just a few to consider.
1. More Cost-Effective
Propane tends to be more cost-effective than other fuel sources might be, like electricity. This is especially true if your new furnace is one of the high-efficiency models. The cost may be more out the outset since propane furnaces are often more expensive than other kinds of furnaces, but they cost less to run than those other models would. Part of that is because the furnace will use less fuel, which helps save money for you.
2. Ease of Availability
Another reason that you might want to think about using propane is that it is petty easily available everywhere. Any company that provides fuel oil will be able to provide you with propane. You don't have to do anything to get it to your house, all you have to do is to arrange for delivery. The company that provides your propane can come out on a schedule that works for you.
For example, you might have them come out every month to top off your tank, especially if your tank is also used for things like hot water or cooking fuel as well as your heating source. Or, you can arrange to have them come out and fill up your tank only when it needs it. There will be a meter on the top of the tank that will let you check to see how full it is. When you get your tank filled, that gauge may look like it's not filled up, but your tank can only be filled to a certain mark to allow room for the gas to expand.
If you are trying to decide what kind of furnace you are going to put in your new house, you might consider using propane.