We are really trying to figure out all our options for heating our house as cheaply as possible.
Lately I have been most interested in propane fireplaces.
I have always liked the looks of them, but I have never heard of anyone using them for a main heat source.
I looked up on google, and people do use them. But not a lot of information was to be found.
I think the cost of running one would be cheaper than our furnace. It's so inefficient, the air it does blow is barely even warm. I really only need to heat 3 rooms which are all open to each other. Around 650 square feet. We have a big open foyer with no furniture, so I think this would be a great place for a fireplace, especially since that is exactly where the propane line comes into the house.
The model I'm looking at is $400 to $500. Which seems like a lot, but if it could save us $1,000 this year, I'd say it's worth it.
Does anyone have experience with a propane fireplace?
November 18th, 2013 at 08:37 am