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A couple of months ago, the HVAC unit in my home started malfunctioning. The temperature inside my home soared to over eighty degrees Fahrenheit, even though my air conditioning system ran nonstop. After inspecting my air conditioning unit, my knowledgeable HVAC contractor recommended I purchase a new system. He discussed the pros and cons of installing different sizes of HVAC units with me. After considering my HVAC contractor’s advice, I decided to purchase a three and a half ton HVAC unit. Shortly after my HVAC contractor installed my new air conditioning unit, my house started feeling more comfortable. On this blog, I hope you will discover how an HVAC contractor can help you select the right air conditioning unit for your home. Enjoy!


The Right HVAC Unit for Your Home

Correcting Common Myths Concerning Propane Burning Heating Systems

by Jamie Shaw

If you are considering installing a propane burning furnace in your home, you will want to be sure that you have had some common myths about these systems refuted. Otherwise, you may find it difficult to make informed choices about whether a propane-burning heating system is the right choice for your home.

Myth: It Is Difficult To Store Propane For Your Heating System

It is often assumed that storing propane will be extremely difficult or unsafe. However, there are storage tanks that are designed to be able to safely and effectively store large amounts of propane. This will allow you to reduce the risk of running out of propane between deliveries. Furthermore, there are many propane delivery services that will periodically visit your property and refill your storage tank.

Myth: Gas-Burning Furnaces Are Unreliable

Having a reliable heating system is critical for any homeowner. Without a reliable source of heat, it could be possible for their home's interior to experience unpleasant and potentially hazardous temperatures during the winter months. Some homeowners will assume that propane systems are not as reliable as electric heating systems. Yet, an electric heating system will fail when the supply of power to the home stopped. In contrast, a propane-burning system will be able to continue to provide heat for as long as there is fuel in the storage tank.

Myth: Cleaning A Gas Burning Furnace Is Extremely Inconvenient

The maintenance that a gas burning furnace will require is not much more intensive than what a conventional electric system will require. In most instances, homeowners will only need to change the air filter and clean the pilot light to keep their system running efficiently. While cleaning the pilot light is something that those with electric heating systems will not have to do, it is a fairly simple task. A moist cloth can be used to remove much of the residue so that the pilot light will be able to continue functioning.

Propane gas can be an excellent fuel source for furnaces. However, there are many homeowners that will simply fail to consider this as a viable option for heating their homes. In particular, common myths and misconceptions about propane furnaces can lead to homeowners avoiding this efficient and reliable option. Understanding that propane burning systems are extremely reliable and easy to maintain along with the fact that propane is easy to store will help you to better evaluate the use of these systems for your home.