Switching to Propane: Your Guide to a Greener, Efficient Home!

So, you’re thinking about making the switch from oil to propane? That’s awesome! We’re here to walk you through every step of the way and make this journey as smooth as possible for you. Propane is not only a friend to your wallet but also to our lovely planet. So, let’s dive in and see what this change means for you!

Why Propane is a Great Choice

It’s Super Efficient!

Propane furnaces are like the superheroes of heating! They often have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating over 90%. This means you get to enjoy a warm, cozy home while using less energy and saving more money. What's more some existing boilers and furnaces are able to be converted from oil to propane by Daniels Energy, while others may need an upgrade to a newer furnace or boiler. Overall with Daniels, converting is a win-win!

It’s Earth-Friendly

Propane is known for its clean-burning properties and efficiency and is just one of our options at Daniels Energy for cleaner energy. Along with Bio-Heat, propane is a great choice for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint without compromising on heating quality.

It’s Economically Smart

Yes, switching to propane does involve some upfront costs, but think of it as a wise investment. The savings you’ll make in the long run through lower energy bills and fewer maintenance hassles will make it all worthwhile!


The Switching Process

Step 1: A Quick Check-Up

Before we jump in, we need to check out your current heating system to see what tweaks are needed to welcome propane into your home.

Step 2: Setting Up Your Propane Tank

Next up, we’ll find the perfect spot for your propane tank. Whether it’s above or below ground, we’ll work with you to choose a location that’s both safe and convenient.

Step 3: Tweaking the Burner

Your oil burner will need a little makeover to get it propane-ready. This involves some adjustments and the installation of a propane conversion kit to make sure everything runs smoothly and efficiently.

Step 4: Testing, Testing!

Once we’ve got everything set up, we’ll run some tests to make sure your new propane system is safe and working like a charm. If we spot anything amiss, we’ll get it sorted out pronto!

Propane vs. Oil: The Showdown

When you’re weighing up propane against oil, it’s all about looking at the costs and how efficiently each one performs. Propane systems are generally more efficient and cleaner, which means less maintenance and a longer life for your furnace. As the percentage of Bio in Bio-Heat increases over time, it's expected to become even cleaner, further enhancing its appeal. Both propane and heating oil have their unique benefits, and the choice often comes down to individual preferences and needs.

Making the switch to propane is a smart move for those looking to save money, reduce their carbon footprint, and enjoy a more efficient home heating system. The initial costs are just a stepping stone to a future of lower bills and a happier planet.

For more cool info and advice on making the switch to propane, contact us to discuss,

We hope this guide has given you a clearer picture of what converting to propane involves and how it can benefit you and the environment. Here’s to a greener, more efficient future with propane!

The Benefits of Switching to Propane Heating

Propane heating is a popular choice for many, offering a plethora of advantages. It's a versatile and eco-friendly fuel source, commonly used in homes and businesses. If you're considering making the switch, Daniels Energy specializes in converting heating oil systems to propane, ensuring you can enjoy all the benefits it has to offer. It's worth noting that some boilers and furnaces can be converted to accommodate different fuel types such as propane. However, in certain cases, there might be a need to upgrade to a more modern furnace or boiler to ensure compatibility and efficiency.

Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness:

Propane heating is like the friend who always has your back! It’s super efficient and can save you a lot of money in the long run. Daniels Energy can help you make the transition smoothly, allowing you to experience faster heating and more value for your money. Plus, propane appliances generally have a longer lifespan, so you won’t have to worry about replacements for a while.

Environmentally Friendly:

If you’re looking to go green, propane is an excellent choice! It’s a clean-burning fuel, producing significantly fewer greenhouse gases especially when compared to coal. About 30% of electricity in the USA is still generated using coal fired generation plants. By choosing propane and utilizing Daniels Energy’s services, you’re not just keeping yourself warm but also doing a solid for Mother Earth. Note though heating oil also has green benefits in the form of Bio-Heat.  As the percentage of Bio in Bio-Heat increases over time, it's expected to become even cleaner, further enhancing its appeal. Daniels Energy can provide both propane and Bio-Heat heating oil and since each have their unique benefits, and the choice often comes down to individual preferences and needs


Propane heating is like the reliable buddy you can always count on, even when the power goes out. It’s stored in tanks, so you have a consistent fuel supply, ensuring you stay warm and cozy, come rain or shine, blackout or blizzard. Daniels Energy ensures your system is set up for maximum reliability.


Propane is the jack of all trades in the fuel world. It’s not just for heating; you can use it for cooking, hot water, and even for your fireplace. With Daniels Energy, you can have a multi-tool that can adapt to various needs around your home or business.


Safety first! Propane has a stellar safety record, thanks to strict regulations and industry standards. Daniels Energy ensures your system is equipped with safety valves and features, and if there’s a leak, it’s easier to detect due to its pungent odor. So, you can sleep easy knowing propane and Daniels Energy have got your back.


No more running around looking for fuel; propane is widely available and easy to find in Southern Connecticut. Whether you’re in the city or the countryside, Daniels Energy makes it easy to get your hands on propane, making it a convenient choice for all. See our propane service area here.

In a nutshell, propane heating, with the help of Daniels Energy, is like a dependable, versatile, and eco-conscious friend, always there to keep you warm and safe while caring for the environment. It’s efficient, cost-effective, and widely available, making it a top choice for heating needs.