Propane tank explosions are an action movie staple, but the pyrotechnics have left many homeowners feeling unsure about gas-powered heating. So, is propane heat safe? In this article, the experts at Gold Star Services investigate common safety concerns surrounding this popular HVAC solution.
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Is Propane Heat Safe?
A propane furnace is an efficient heating solution that will keep you warm when the mercury drops. However, this system burns natural gases to heat the air inside your home. You may be worried about potential dangers such as gas leaks, fires, and explosions.
However, if you follow the manufacturer’s instructions, this system is no less safe than any other HVAC system (heat pumps, ductless split systems, you name it). While inhaling propane directly is harmful, you won’t risk breathing in this gas if the tank is installed correctly in a well-ventilated space.
In fact, propane furnaces boast their own safety benefits:
- Propane is less flammable than any other alternative fuel
- Due to propane’s distinct scent (it smells like rotten eggs) it’s easier to sniff out a leak
- Propane tanks are constructed from carbon steel and designed to resist punctures
- When exposed to the air, propane evaporates and won’t contaminate your water or soil
If you’re looking for reliable, efficient and affordable heating, a propane furnace is the perfect heating system for you. Plus, this heating system can be installed to operate in tandem with your heat pump to form a hybrid HVAC system that will keep you comfortable in any climate.
Ready to Upgrade Your Home’s Heating System? Call Gold Star Services
Propane heating is not only safe but will keep you more comfortable than other conventional HVAC solutions. At Gold Star Services, we can give you recommendations on the best propane furnace for your home, install your new system, and conduct year-round maintenance to prevent breakdowns. Call us today at 302-376-7677 to discuss your options.