Why Choose Propane Over Electric For A Water Heater?
Written on: February 8, 2021
A water heater accounts for just under 20 percent of the energy used in a typical American home, which means the kind of water heater you choose can make a big difference in your monthly bill – not to mention your home’s resale value, carbon footprint and safety profile.
Propane Water Heating Advantages
For these reasons and more, we highly recommend choosing a propane water heater over an electric model. Compared to an electric heat pump water heater, a propane powered water heater is:
- A better long-term investment – When you consider the total cost of owning a propane water heater – including installation fees, the longer lifespan of the equipment (about 20 vs. 13 years on average), and the amount of water you can heat per energy dollar spent – propane equipment ends up being about 30 percent cheaper than electricity over the course of the equipment’s lifetime.
- A better performer – A propane water heater heats water nearly twice as quickly as an electric heater, which means faster recovery times (and therefor less time without hot water….with a propane tankless water heater, that downtime shrinks to zero). Propane water heaters are also extremely durable, lasting up to 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.
- Greener – Propane is cleaner-burning than coal and delivers energy directly to your home rather than transmitting it to your home via an inefficient distribution system, reducing harmful carbon emissions in two important ways.
In short, compared with electric models, propane water heaters cost less to operate, last longer, and are less harmful to the planet. If you make a further investment in a propane tankless water heating system, you’ll also save space, get unlimited hot water, and gain more accurate temperature control and longer equipment life.
When you add it all up, propane and water heating are a perfect match. To learn more about propane water heater installation in Wyoming County, PA, contact Ace-Robbins today!