If you are looking for a gas furnace for your home or business, you’re probably looking at systems that are meant for use with natural gas (NAT). Most of the products on the market today are primarily intended for use with natural gas. However, with some systems — including standard gas furnaces and combination heat and air conditioning systems — it is possible to purchase a propane conversion kit that makes it possible for your system to run on propane (LP) gas. As you make the decision, here are few things you need to take into account:
Justifications for Fuel Conversion
The primary reason why some home and business owners are interested in fuel conversion is that it allows them to diversify their energy dependence. Instead of just relying on natural gas, home and business owners who choose a propane conversion kit have the opportunity to utilize propane if the need arises. This can be especially helpful in emergency situations or other circumstances when natural gas is unavailable. With a propane conversion kit, you can take advantage of an alternative fuel source to keep your system going.
Costs of an Add-On Propane Conversion Kit
Adding a propane conversion kit when you buy a new furnace does come at a cost — the current rate is about 99 dollars. However, this cost is significantly lower than the cost of buying a standalone propane conversion kit if you change your mind and want to buy one later. If you add one to an order before when you buy a new furnace, the cost can be 50 percent lower than the going market rate. Therefore, if you are on the fence about adding a propane conversion kit to your order, it might make sense to invest now instead of regretting it later.
Ease of Setup
Some propane conversion kits are notoriously hard to set up. Therefore, if you are choosing a furnace that is specifically designed to convert to LP gas, you should make sure that any propane conversion kit you buy will not become more of a headache than it is worth.
It is important to note that not all furnaces are designed for conversion to LP gas. If you have the option of buying a propane conversion kit alongside your furnace, you know that it is. If not, it is important to take a close look at the product specifications before making any assumptions.
National Air Warehouse offers multiple gas furnaces systems that can be converted to LP gas using a propane conversion kit, and we offer kits alongside our new products. Contact us today for more information!