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Is It Time to Replace That Old Furnace?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Furnaces, if they receive the proper regular maintenance, can often last for 15 to 20 years. But no furnace can endure forever, and if you are concerned about your current furnace’s performance for the upcoming winter, now might be the best time to arrange for professionals to replace it.

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Why Convert from Propane to Natural Gas for Your Heating

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

There are many different types of heating systems you can have installed in your Cary, NC home. Many homes still use heaters powered by propane, and propane heaters often have a fair amount to recommend them. You may want to consider switching from propane to natural gas, however, especially if you prefer to have your fuel source piped in instead of having to refill a tank.

Why convert from propane to natural gas ?

  • Cost. Propane is more energy dense than natural gas, so it provides more heat with the same volume of fuel. However,  natural gas is comparatively inexpensive and can do the job much more cheaply: saving you a great deal of money on monthly heating costs (up to 44% in some cases.)
  • Safety: While both natural gas and propane will dissipate into the air in an open environment, there is a risk of explosion if they reach a high enough concentration and are ignited. Since propane is heavier than air, it tends to collect at the bottom of enclosed spaces when there is an indoor leak, which can make it a greater explosive risk.
  • Ease of use. While converting from propane to natural gas requires the services of a professional, the steps involved are comparatively simple and can be completed fairly readily. You’ll need to connect your home to a gas main line, which is much simpler than filling up your propane tank periodically.
  • Environmental reasons. Natural gas burns more cleanly than propane, with fewer pollutants being added to the air. If you are trying to make your home more environmentally friendly, switching your home to natural gas is a great place to start.

If you need more advice on how to convert from propane to natural gas for your heating in Cary, NC, then the professionals a Raleigh Heating & Air are ready to help. We can inspect your property and see if a natural gas conversion is the best option for you, then prepare and install a new system with courtesy and care. Give us a call to set up an appointment!

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