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Is It Cheaper To Heat With Propane Or Electricity?

Written By: on March 22, 2021

Find out more about energy efficient propane!

home heating options arizonaWe’re all looking to save a little money these days.

One big way to save money is by using the most efficient energy source to keep your home warm and comfortable. What energy source is the most efficient? It’s certainly not electricity, it’s propane!

With Superior Propane, you get reliable propane delivery. And our Keep Full automatic delivery option gives you peace of mind that you will always have the propane you need for heating your home.

Why Is Propane Better Than Electricity?

When the temperature dips into the teens, as it does here in northern Arizona in winter, you need an energy source that will be able to get and keep your home warm.

Systems like electric heat pumps struggle to do that. They usually generate heat that’s below the average body temperature of 98.6˚ Fahrenheit. Propane furnaces, on the other hand, can generate heat at 120˚ and 140˚ in short bursts. Your home gets warmer—and warmer faster—with propane. A propane furnace does not have to cycle on as frequently, or run as long, to maintain the heat. Thus, you’re not using as much energy to keep your home warm. Propane provides a more even heat, so you’re less likely to turn up the thermostat.

How electric heat pumps operate make them much less cost-effective than propane furnaces as well. Electric heat pumps pull in outdoor air. Once the outdoor temperature nears freezing, they need to use much more energy to counter that and heat your home. In these situations, electric heat pumps usually aren’t up to the job, which is why so many homes around here with heat pump also have supplemental heating like space heaters.

A propane heating system provides more money savings because they last so much longer than electric heat pumps. A propane furnace has an average life expectancy of 20 years. Electric heat pumps have an average life expectancy of 14 years. So, on top of more energy efficient heating, propane also saves you on equipment costs in the long run.

Superior Propane provides the most reliable propane delivery service in northern Arizona. Become a customer today and experience the difference we can make for you!