Comments Thank you for this post. Will use it mainly for stove cooking and for my dryer. Learn how your comment data is processed. Maybe a bit sophisticated for a rental apartment. Drawbacks of the conventional ducted propane furnace: Some are noisier than others. We had the duplex renovated 18 months ago and are finding lots of things that weren't done right.
Heat Strip Propane Retrofit
The heating capacity of electric systems is usually expressed in kilowatts kW ; 1 kW equals 1, W. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Is it possible to convert a heat pump system over to LP for the heat side? However, you can convert propane to natural gas fairly easily by enlarging the orifice. Includes metal strip in center. Condensing furnaces see Heating Equipment Guide are the exception to this rule. It has both tip-over and over-temperature safety switches.
Retrofiting heat strips / element in existing gas furnace
The warmth in the house is dramatically better. So, it can be done, but you may have to search to find someone able to do it. I'm sure Matt, the owner, would be happy to recommend someone reliable though. My furnace is under the sofa in the living area, in the middle of our trailer. I assume that Propane is nearly as costly as electric backup heat I have mine installed now.
Heater "Buddy" series of heaters needs special mention since this family of heaters has, in the past, been prominently advertised as safe for indoor use. Custom switchover circuit needed, could not find or figure out how to make any commercial thermostat to work for both without modification or addition of another switch. It has baseboard electric. My friends who live nearby say that it costs a lot to heat up their house with electric. Building Science Discussions Pro's Forum: In very quiet surroundings, a very faint hiss may be heard. The heat strip is really a coil that runs on AC power and provides watts or BTUs of heating power, similar to that of an electric floor heater.