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Heating Your Home More Efficiently with Propane

Southern Maryland homeowners looking for a good alternative to natural gas should consider propane. Compared to gas, this option can generate a warmer, more intense heat, allowing you to heat your home much more quickly. By making propane your fuel of choice for heating, you can expect a fair amount of energy savings – but only with the right considerations. Burch Oil, the trusted heating and AC services provider in the area, shares some handy tips.

Heating Your Home
  • Make sure your home is sufficiently insulated. Propane may be a more efficient fuel option for heating, but energy can still be lost if your home isn’t insulated. You can keep outdoor temperatures at bay by making sure windows, doors, and other openings are sealed and airtight. This way, the heating energy generated by your propane system will remain trapped inside your home during the colder months.
  • Install sensors. In homes that use propane, the furnace serves as the central heating equipment that uses a network of vents to distribute warmth throughout your living space. Standard propane heating systems can last up to 20 years when used and maintained properly. To extend its service life and allow for efficient heating performance, you should consider installing sensors that turn the furnace off when the desired comfort level is reached.
  • Switch from pilot lights to igniters. This way, the propane system uses less energy, making it even more efficient and economical. You can also set your thermostat to adjust the system to lower temperatures when you’re away from your home or asleep. 
  • Schedule periodic inspections. You’ll want to make sure your propane tank doesn’t have any problems. Otherwise, the heating system it’s connected to may develop some performance issues. Burch Oil not only delivers propane tanks of all sizes for Southern Maryland homes and businesses, we can also check your propane fuel system for issues, and recommend the most appropriate solution.

Get in Touch With Us

When it comes to propane service and delivery, plus air conditioning and heating services-Burch Oil remains unmatched. Look no further for high-quality heating fuel solutions you’d be happy to refer to a friend. We proudly serve the areas in and around Hollywood, MD. Call us today at (301) 373-2131 or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation. We’d love to hear from you!

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  1. Zachary Tomlinson says

    Thanks for explaining how you could use propane as a heating power source to keep your home warm during winter. I want to help my brother with his transition to retirement since he plans to retire early. I believe it would be best for him to consider finding a propane delivery service if he ends up investing in this.

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