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Propane Versus Oil - Comparing Versatility & Efficiency

Posted by James Callow on Thu, Jul 22, 2021 @ 07:00 PM


Propane is one of nature’s most versatile sources of energy.

If you are using oil to heat your home or cottage, you’re likely using another energy source to power your appliances, such as electricity.  But unlike oil, propane can fuel much more than your home’s furnace and water tank.

Many people know that propane fuels outdoor barbecues, but its use doesn’t stop there.  Propane is used in a variety of industries for multiple purposes, from fuelling forklifts to heating greenhouses.

In a residential setting, propane can fuel everything from water heaters to the latest stainless steel appliances for your high-tech kitchen.  Whether you're upgrading a new kitchen, a master suite bathroom, or a downstairs laundry room, you can put propane to work anywhere in a home. 

Running all of your appliances on the same fuel source, as your furnace and water heater, is a convenient and efficient option for your home and cottage. And propane can even fuel outdoor appliances, like pool and spa heaters, generators and portable patio heaters.

The versatility of propane wins hands down over oil!

Now, let's look at efficiency.

Propane gas furnaces are more efficient when compared to oil furnaces. Oil furnaces typically produce heat at about 60% efficiency, meaning that for every dollar you spend on heating oil, you’ll only get about 60 cents worth of heat. Propane gas furnaces, on the other hand, are much more efficient, with ratings typically 90% or above. Appliances and furnaces that run on propane also have a longer life span, making them a more efficient, long-term choice.

While versatility and efficiency are extremely important in choosing your energy source, there are many additional advantages to using propane, such as, minimal environmental impact and lower insurance liability.

Ready to make the switch from oil to propane or become a new propane customer? Contact us today for a free estimate or to find out more about propane vs oil!

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Budget Propane Ontario supplies bulk propane to residential, commercial, and construction sites in central Ontario. Call us to discuss your needs and to learn about the benefits of using propane. 1 888 405.7777.  

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