A standard gas-fired furnace. This type of furnace must vent through a chimney and uses room air to aid combustion.
Gas heating can mean heating with natural gas or propane. Natural gas is mined like oil. It undergoes minimal processing after being extracted from the earth and contains a number of different gases —primarily propane, butane, ethane, and methane. Propane is separated from natural gas during processing and is stored & distributed as a liquid; LPG stands for liquid propane gas.
Indiana Home Comfort Solutions offers quotes for replacing old, inefficient oil furnaces and boilers with state-of-the-art systems to save money and improve comfort.
With the newest technology available, gas furnaces can operate at over 94% efficiency. This means that by upgrading from a 65% efficient gas furnace to a 96% gas furnace, you'll drop your gas bill by 31% just by doing that alone!
A furnace, boiler, or water heater burns fuel to generate heat and needs to put that heat into an air stream in your ducts, or into the water in your pipes. The efficiency rating is what percentage of that heat gets into your air or water. What happens to the rest of the heat? It goes up the chimney and is lost into the sky.
Therefore, a 15-year-old furnace that is 65% efficient is putting 35% of the heat you paid for up the chimney. A 96% efficient furnace only "wastes" 4%! A big difference! And since the cost of the fuel you put through a furnace, boiler, or water heater during its lifetime is much greater than the cost of the unit itself, it's worth it to install the very highest efficiency equipment available! Let Indiana Home Comfort Solutions accomplish this in your home!
We at Indiana Home Comfort Solutions place high importance on quality and efficiency. As such, you can trust that we are your resource for gas heating systems in Indiana. We proudly service Carmel, Brownsburg, Plainfield, and throughout Avon, Zionsville, Whitestown, Indianapolis, Lebanon, Pittsboro, Lizton, and more!
Like most gas-burning appliances, gas-fired furnaces and boilers can easily be modified to burn propane or natural gas fuel, supplying hot air to a forced-air heating system.
Propane contains more energy than natural gas, so producing a given amount of heat will require less propane than natural gas. However, propane is also more expensive than natural gas, offsetting its higher energy content. The choice between the two fuels often depends on what is available locally. Natural gas arrives in homes via underground pipes.
Propane is stored in one or more tanks located outside the house; tanks are refilled as necessary by a truck dispatched from a local propane dealer. Small propane containers —the kind that fuel outdoor grills—can be brought in for refills by the homeowner.
Propane and natural gas produce less pollution than fuel oil when burned, so environmental advocates tend to prefer gas over oil. Also, the planned development of natural gas reserves in the U.S. promises to make the price of natural gas and propane more stable than the price of fuel oil.
Call 1-855-241-3776 or contact us online to schedule a home inspection and gas heating installation or replacement estimate. We also offer a comprehensive home energy audit.