Building efficiency and savings with Wilsons Heating

By Erlynn Gococo

The benefits of converting to propane heating

Looking for a more efficient and eco-friendly way to heat your home? If so, perhaps it is time to consider converting to propane heating.

Propane is a versatile and cost-effective fuel source that offers numerous benefits for homeowners. It’s easy to make the switch from oil, and there are many benefits in doing so.

For over a century, family-owned and operated Wilsons Heating has been a pioneer in providing propane solutions. Their certified technicians are experts in a wide range of equipment, from boilers and furnaces to water heaters and fireplaces.

Wilsons Heating offers personalized consultations to help homeowners find the best propane solution for their needs and budget. They also provide various services such as fuel budget plans, heating protection plans, automatic delivery, fuel monitoring, and 24-hour emergency service, ensuring that your propane heating experience is seamless and worry-free.

Is propane heating for you?

Propane heating is an excellent option for any homeowner who currently uses a hot water boiler or a warm air furnace. Whether you’re looking for a comfortable heat, or just want to reduce your heating costs, propane can be the solution you have been looking for.


Why convert?

There are several benefits to converting:

Cost Savings: Propane can reduce your heating costs compared to other energy sources.

 Versatility: Propane is a versatile fuel that can power various appliances, including ranges, fireplaces, clothes dryers, and refrigerators.

 Convenience: You can have your BBQ piped directly to your main propane tanks, eliminating the hassle of small tank replacements.

 Efficiency: Propane heating systems are highly efficient, with AFUE ratings ranging from 95 per cent to over 97 per cent. Intelligent controls further maximize savings while maintaining comfort.

 Eco-Friendly: Propane has a low carbon footprint, making it an environmentally friendly choice.


How easy is it to convert?

Transitioning from oil to propane is straightforward. Propane heating systems are just a different fuel source, so there is no need for extensive modifications:


  • Boilers are piped from existing heating systems directly to the new propane boiler.
  • Warm air furnaces use existing ductwork, with the sheet metal transitioning to the new propane furnace.
  • Most propane systems are cost-competitive with oil system replacements.

The oil-to-propane conversion process

To convert to propane heating, propane tanks, gas lines and PVC venting is required. These additions are relatively simple to install and are essential for a smooth transition. Call Wilsons Heating if you have any questions – experienced staff is ready to help!

During the conversion process, oil boilers, electric boilers or oil furnaces are removed, along with oil tanks. Propane boilers are typically small and wall-mounted, with piping neatly rerouted to the same wall, minimizing space requirements.

Propane warm air furnaces are installed in the same area as the old oil furnace. Both systems will have a gas line from the propane tanks to the heating appliance, and venting is typically done through 2-inch or 3-inch PVC piping.

If you are looking to reduce your heating costs, increase efficiency, and make an eco-friendly choice, converting to propane heating is an excellent option. With Wilsons Heating by your side, you can trust in their expertise and commitment to delivering warmth and comfort to your home. Make the switch to propane and start enjoying the benefits – contact Wilsons Heating today!


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