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Propane + Heating Oil: A Winning Combination?

Written on: November 18, 2019

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Heating oil is a great way to heat your home – it provides more BTUs per gallon than any fuel around, and new Ultra Low Sulfur Heating Oil (USLSHO) varieties are doing their job while reducing most harmful emissions to near negligible levels.
But there are times when even the most efficient oil-fired furnace or boiler can’t keep pace with the heating load you’re throwing at it. For example, in some older Pennsylvania houses, you might have a problem room that just never gets warm enough to enjoy. Or perhaps you have built an addition to your home without upsizing your heating system, and its performance has suffered because of it.
You might think that the only realistic option in scenarios like this is to install a bigger furnace or boiler (or to wear more sweaters at home) – and that might be the case. But there’s another possibility to consider: adding supplemental high efficiency propane space heaters to take some of the load off your primary oil-fired heating system.
Today’s propane space heaters and ductless heating/cooling systems offer a great way to deliver heat to a targeted section of your home. Available in multiple sizes and configurations, they provide a high efficiency solution for drafty rooms, workspaces, basements, or anywhere else in need of a heating boost. Rather than turning up the thermostat and paying to heat your whole home, you simply adjust the thermostat locally via the space heater within the problematic room or space. Makes sense, no?
Could a propane space heating solution be right for your home? Let’s talk about it. Already own a propane space heater in addition to your oil fired furnace or boiler? Then make Ace-Robbins your dual fuel provider for propane and heating oil deliveries. Contact us today to learn more.