Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by pissedoffsol, May 10, 2007.
anyone know anything about it?
how's it compare to oil or electric in terms of cost? efficiency?
i think they have extremely effecient units out there, but i'm not in a place to give you numbers
it just scares me that its $20 a grill tank.... and the tank outside the house is pretty damn big. lol
20 for the propane exchange, if you go to have it filled its usually only 14, at least in my area
and look at diesel/kerosene
5 gallon tank costs 15+ to fill, which is about the size of a grill tank
then look at the tank in your basement or outside your house
250 gallons at 2-3 bucks a gallon depending on your supplier and the market
it heats water faster then electric furnaces... thats all I know
Check the efficiency ratings with oil heaters.
I do believe propane is much more efficient, but may be more costly. With the rise of oil prices, however, I think most heating sources have evened out.
20 a tank? It's 50 to buy the tank, and 10-20 to exchange it.
All I know is my natural gas bill was 40 dollars when it was cold out.
thats wicked cheap. but, that was also a small apt. too... the place i'm looking at tomorrow is 2300 sq ft with open floor plan crossing 3 stories at some points in the house (foyer to main level to open vaulted ceilings (no attic).
this should give you an idea
I just don't know a damn thing about it so it makes me nervous
wow thats nice, do you have any more pics? price?
It's efficient and clean, plus gas range stove tops are WAY better than electric. The cost will not be any higher than oil heat, and the propane market is much more stable.
Just ask Hank Hill, he'll tell you all about it
that's a house right?
Wind mills, solar panels
fuck paying for energy. Whenever possible. I'd hook my eliptical up to a genorator if I knew how...
listed at 324, but its not even done yet. theres no lawn/landscaping, and there were contractor trucks there yesterday when i drove by. depending on the lawn and other things, i'm going to try to get that price down to 300-310.
Single Family Property,
Approximately 0.47 acre(s),
Year Built: 2006,
Central air conditioning,
3 total bedroom(s)
3 total bath(s)
3 total full bath(s)
6 total rooms
Approximately 2280 sq. ft.
Master bedroom is 14X13
Living room is 18X16
Family room is 24X17
Kitchen is 23X9
2 car garage
Heating features: Propane, Warm air
Central air conditioning
Interior features: Thermal window(s), Full basement, Fully finished basement, Family room on lower level, Carpet, Tile flooring, Possible In-law access, Cathedral ceiling(s) in kitchen, Kitchen island, Laundry on lower level, Cathedral ceiling(s) in living room, Master bathroom, Walk-in closet(s) in master bedroom, Living/dining room combination
Exterior features: Underground parking, TV cable available, Deck, Upper level deck, Paved driveway, Open lot, Public connected sewer service, Public connected water supply
Exterior construction: Vinyl siding
very nice! good luck
What about Kerosene heaters? Or have a fireplace installed that can later be converted to natural gas.
I'm not too sure of how propane heaters work, but I remember reading on the propane latern label "Do not use indoors".
kerosene heaters are fucking dangerous in a house
carbon monoxide poisoning anyone???
propane heat is fine its actually becoming a lot more popular its cheaper than and more efficient than a lot of the other options
the reason propane lanterns say outdoor use only is because of carbon monoxide and fire hazard
when the house is set up for propane there arent any of the risks involved as there would be if you were running your coleman camping gear indoors
Propane heat is reasonably price and as said, more stable than #2 heating oil in terms of cost. The units obviously operate on much the same principle as Natural Gas heaters and are quite efficient.
Not sure how you feel about stoves, but you can always offset your heating costs down the road, if they're high, by installing a modern clean burning wood stove or fireplace system. The modern fireplace system can be ducted much like a furnace, but have clean burning technology and big old glass windows. Of course you know that's kinda my thing, so of course I"m advocating them
All that said though, propane is a nice home heating fuel. They come and fill the tank once a month and otherwise you just pay the bill. Plus the tank is outside, which is nice. Having a oil tank in the basement sucks.
It's all the same price.
Propane is convenient because you can choose your provider like Oil, but it's cleaner than oil and the market doesn't fluctuate as much.
But in the end, the costs all even up.
new house, better insulation and built to code for the climate...so no worries.
my house in NM was heated by propane...yes...a huge tank...7 miles from town...and up in the mountains...sub zero temps in the winter, and we had no problems...but we also had 2 fireplaces to offset the cost a little...I hated chopping wood.
Nah that bill was for my house. My apartment was all electric. The furnace was on for 30 days total when I finally got moved in, then it started to warm up so i shut it off. I haven't even used my water heater or stove yet. I have a feeling my bill will be 100+ next winter until I can start getting these windows replaced.
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