Wondering about gas furnace cost? Propane gas furnaces are a smart investment because they can keep your home warm for about half the cost of electricity, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
But what Michiganders like the most is the comfortable consistent heat that’s delivered. Propane gas furnaces produce much higher indoor air temperatures than their electric counterparts, guaranteeing that you will keep your home toasty warm even during the most frigid winters in the Mitten.
Propane gas furnaces are best in their class in terms of efficiency, with ratings from 90 to 98% efficient. Easily installed nearly anywhere in the home, a propane furnace can provide space heating for any size floor plan, from small residences to large custom homes. Propane furnaces, even ultra-high-efficiency models, fit into tight spaces, even a closet!
Types of propane gas furnaces include central furnaces, wall furnaces and combo-heaters.
Many models can be installed and vented in a variety of ways. Most of today’s propane gas furnaces feature electronic ignitions. This activates the burners only when fuel is needed, keeping your gas furnace cost down. Electronic ignition also enhances safety because it eliminates the need for standing pilot lights.
Another way your gas furnace cost remains manageable is through vent dampers. These devices, which are located in the flue, close when the heat demand has been met. This traps residual heat for further circulation in the home. When more heat is needed, the damper opens before the burners are ignited to allow combustion fumes to escape. Burners can ignite only when the damper is open, so energy is consumed only when heating is needed.