Can an oil furnace be converted to propane?

You can convert your oil furnace to propane and get to enjoy the benefits of using propane gas.

Do this by installing a gas conversion burner in any oil-fired furnace, water heater, or boiler.

Propane gas burns cleaner than other fuels. They are also easy to maintain as they require less ongoing maintenance. You won’t experience clogged nozzles or a clogged air filter with propane, resulting from low fuel grade or dirty oil. Condensing propane furnaces achieves an annual fuel utilization efficiency(AFUE) of 95 percent to 98 percent, while typical oil furnaces achieve 83 percent efficiency. A few oil furnace units achieve 90 percent (AFUE). You get to achieve higher efficiency and improve home comfort when you upgrade to propane. You will not have to deal with environmentally hazardous leaky tanks. Propane furnace is also effective for homes with zoning, where only one part of the house requires heat. The propane furnace has variable speed blowers that control temperature close to the set point. This HVAC equipment is air conditioner-ready and can be paired easily with indoor air products such as humidifiers, air cleaners, and dehumidifiers. Propane fuel can fuel other home appliances like clothes driers, a standby generator, and a pool heater, among others. Installing a propane furnace is simple because you can vent it through the sidewall with a PVC pipe. They can be vented in any direction, making it easier for HVAC professionals to install. You also don’t need an electrical upgrade as they use the same voltage as oil furnaces. Propane gas furnaces use stainless steel heat exchangers to improve reliability and provide a lifetime guarantee on the heat exchanger. Upgrading to clean-burning propane gas is not only environmentally friendly but also guarantees low maintenance of the system. Get an HVAC technician or an HVAC contractor to convert your oil unit to a propane furnace.

 

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