Why A Propane Water Heater Is The Smart Way To Go
Did you know that about 20 percent of your fuel bill goes to heating water? That makes choosing a water heater pretty important to your monthly bottom line – not to mention your home’s resale value and carbon footprint.
For these reasons and more, we highly recommend opting for a propane model when the time comes to install a new water heater.
Compared to an electric-powered water heater, a propane water heater is:
- A better value – A propane water heater ends up being about 30 percent cheaper than an electric model over the course of its lifetime when you consider the total cost of ownership (including installation fees, the longer lifespan of the equipment, and the amount of water you can heat per dollar spent on fuel).
- A better performer – The recovery time of a propane water heater is typically about twice as fast as that of an electric heater, which means less downtime without hot water. Choose a propane tankless water heater and that downtime shrinks to zero.
- More durable – Propane water heaters are built to last, with lifespans that average about a decade longer than electric heat pump models.
- Safer – Propane enjoys one of the best records among home energy sources, thanks in large part to the strict regulations placed on its handling and use.
- More eco-friendly – More than half of the electricity produced in Connecticut is generated by burning natural gas, which is mostly methane – a gas that is more than 80 times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. Burning propane releases virtually no greenhouse gases.
The bottom line: compared with electric models, propane water heaters cost less to operate, last longer, and create less impact on the environment. If you make a further investment in a propane tankless water heating system, you’ll also save space, get unlimited hot water, and gain even longer equipment life.
When you add it all up, a propane water heater is the way to go! To learn more about propane water heater installation in CT, contact Hocon today.