Originally published by the Propane Council
The clock is ticking for your electric water heater
One year for you is like 10 for your water heater. Over time, the performance of any water heater diminishes, wasting energy and costing you money. Even worse, your old water heater could quit or catastrophically fail, costing you even more for replacement and cleanup. So how old is yours, really? Take our short quiz to answer that question, and learn if it’s time to replace your water heater at KnowYourWaterHeater.com.
The sooner you call Haigood & Campbell in Fort Worth to make the switch from electric, the sooner you’ll have the performance you want. With propane, you’ll use less energy, save money, and reduce your carbon footprint compared with electric units — all while enjoying consistent, comfortable hot water.
Which Propane water is right for
Both storage tank and tankless propane water heaters exceptional benefits. Consider your options for which is best for your home. Your propane provider is a resource to help you decide.
Pull the plug and watch the savings pile up.
In this example comparison using the Propane Education & Research Council Energy Calculator, the annual energy cost for a propane tankless water heater in a 2,400-square-foot Midwest home was $357 less than an electric storage tank model. Plus, the propane water heater had approximately 70 percent fewer emissions.
|Annual Energy Use||CO2 Emissions|
|Propane Tankless Water Heaterb||$288||2,641 lbs|
|Electric Storage Tank Water Heaterc||$645||9,536 lbs|
a. Based on a more efficient 2,400-square-foot home located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Tama County.
b. Propane Tankless system rated .90 EF, paying $1.39/gallon of propane.
c. Electric Storage Tank system measured at one year of age and rated .86 EF. Serviced with frequent maintenance intervals and maintained in the same home as the propane tankless system, paying $0.11/kWh.
Make The Call.
Don’t wait until your current water heater is past its prime. Visit us at haigood-campbell.com to start the discussion about helping you save money and lower your energy use.