Natural gas is one of the cheapest forms of energy available to the residential consumer. In fact, natural gas has historically been much cheaper than electricity as a source of energy. If you’re replacing an existing gas furnace, this is the easiest way to go.
If you don’t have natural gas but have access to it, it’s an easier option than getting a large propane tank installed on your property if you don’t already have one.
The electric module add-on for the hybrid Furnace is the easiest way to add back-up heat if the fire goes out. As every home has electricity in most cases, it’s the natural choice for efficient back-up heat.
This is an ideal option for your Hybrid Furnace when you already have an oil tank on your property. The add-on oil module can simply be hooked up to your existing system.
If you’re looking to add oil, a variety of oil tank styles offer double-wall containment and are made of corrosion resistant materials such as fiberglass and polypropylene. New to the market are double-bottom steel tanks. Versatile space-saving designs make indoor installation a great choice.
Propane Burning (LP)
A propane furnace generates hotter air than a standard electric model, runs cleaner, and more efficiently than oil furnaces, and can provide all the advantages of gas heat when you don’t have access to a natural gas pipeline.
On average, tanks can range in size from 200 gallons to 1000 gallons.
A perfect choice if you have access to a woodlot or can buy it relatively inexpensively. With recurring concerns about the high cost of home heat, more people are heating their homes with firewood.
As a renewable, biomass fuel, firewood is abundant and relatively inexpensive. Burning wood for heat also helps people take control of high home heating bills and can even keep a house warm when the power goes out.