One of the most capable heating systems you can install in your home is a furnace fuelled by liquid propane gas. A good understanding of the pros and cons of propane furnaces is important in making an informed purchase decision.
Propane furnace prices are generally similar to natural gas furnaces, however certain factors may make them more expensive for certain home owners.
Propane Furnace Prices & Installation Cost
Prices for a new high-efficiency propane furnace, including installation usually range from $2,800 to $6,000 depending on a variety of factors, including where you live (i.e. small town vs. being close to major urban centres), the brand and model of the system, the efficiency rating, the size and BTU output of the unit, and of course the complexity of the installation (since every home is different).
Is it a conversion from oil or electric to propane?
However the total cost may approach $7,000 – $8,000 or more if you are also converting from another heating source like oil or electric. This makes the installation more labour-intensive, including making necessary upgrades to the venting, as well as removing and disposing of the old oil tank.
Furthermore, propane furnaces are popular in rural areas since in many cases there is no natural gas infrastructure, which means contractors often need to travel further to do an estimate and installation, and there may be fewer companies to choose from which service you area. This may also affect costs.