Which is better: oil or propane?

Minnesotans who have already converted their old oil heating furnaces to a propane gas furnace know the answer: It’s propane!

Propane Stove

Once they convert, their price per gallon for their furnace usually drops substantially and their new propane equipment is often 20-30% more efficient than comparable oil heat ones. This saves money year after year on annual heating costs because of increased energy efficiency.

Propane is also nontoxic and more environmentally friendly. The environmental consequences of a heating oil spill can be devastating to the ecosystem and ground-water supply. Heating oil leaks or spills can lead to thousands of dollars in cleanup costs.

Propane is also much more versatile than heating oil. It can be used for many more applications in your household—from central heat and hot water to cooking, generators, fireplaces, pool and spa heaters and more.

Contact your local propane company to learn more about converting to propane and enjoying more peace of mind. For most propane appliances, hookup to the fuel lines is a simple procedure.

If you’re thinking about expanding your use of propane in your home, please contact your local propane company to learn more about your options.

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