Written on: November 6, 2023
Despite the widespread promotion and adoption of electric home heating systems, particularly in Maine, due to the misconception that they are environmentally friendly compared to propane, these systems pose significant challenges. Not only do they struggle to provide efficient heat, but their purported environmental benefits are questionable as well.
According to the Department of Energy, propane home heating has become increasingly cost-effective compared to electricity in recent years. Many of your neighbors are reaping the benefits of using propane to heat their homes thanks to reliable propane delivery and propane-fired boiler and furnace installation and service from AFC!
A propane furnace offers the advantage of heating air to higher temperatures (ranging from 130° to 140° Fahrenheit) compared to an electric heating system (typically limited to only 98.6°). As a result, you’ll notice a significant difference in the quality of warmth experienced!
During extremely cold weather, electric heaters face the challenge of maintaining optimal comfort due to the scarcity of heat energy available outside.
Electric space heaters, frequently required alongside electric heating systems, can incur significant operating costs. Similarly, relying on backup electric strips can be expensive and may lead to a burnt odor caused by the buildup of dust and residue.
Electricity, unfortunately, falls short of being a truly clean energy source. It bears the weight of being the second-largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Shockingly, a whopping 63% of our electricity is derived from the combustion of fossil fuels, with coal and natural gas taking the lead.
Opting for propane as an energy source for home heating provides numerous advantages compared to other alternatives. Let’s explore some of these benefits.
With dependable propane delivery and service from AFC, you can keep your Central Maine home warm and comfy! Become a customer today.