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Propane vs. Electric Water Heaters
Most people think of propane as barbecue fuel. But the truth is the propane is actually one of the most versatile, efficient and powerful sources of home energy around.
In fact, propane can power just about any home comfort appliance that runs on electricity – including your water heater – and usually do a better job of it, too.
Consider these benefits of propane water heaters vs. electric water heaters:
- Improved emission performance – A propane water heater produces about half as many carbon emissions as an electric water heater with a storage tank.
- Faster water heating – Propane water heaters can output twice as much hot water as electric units in the same period of time.
- Greater efficiency – Propane water heaters use an average of 30 percent less energy to operate than electric models—up to 50 percent with a tankless propane water heater.
- Money savings – The average savings in homes using propane vs. electric water heaters is about $174, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Great for more than water heating
Of course, water heating numbers tell only part of the propane performance story. Propane is also a Btu monster for home heating, with propane-fired furnaces, boilers, and space heaters trouncing their electric heat pump counterparts without sacrificing operating efficiency.
Propane benefits don’t stop at energy savings, either: propane clothes dryers produce less static than electric counterparts, propane cooktops give you precision temperature control that no electric powered cooktop can match, and a propane fireplace can add a stylish element to your family’s favorite gathering spot – inside or outside your home – that you could never replicate with an electric model.
Using electric water heaters and other home comfort appliances just doesn’t add up – switch to propane power today! Contact us today to learn more about propane appliance installations in the Hudson Valley.
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