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Start Saving with Propane

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

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.

Storage Tank Water Heater

  • Compact size frees up more space compared with electric water heaters.
  • 40-gallon propane unit delivers the same amount of hot water as a 50-gallon electric unit.
  • May qualify for incentives and rebates.
  • Energy Star propane units save about 13-16 percent in annual energy costs compared with electric and heating oil units.
  • 35-60 percent reduction in CO2 emissions compared with standard electric units.

Tank Water Heater

  • Delivers endless hot water.
  • Heats water only when needed.
  • Compact size saves approximately 9-16 square feet of fl oor space.
  • May qualify for incentives and rebates.
  • Saves more than $150/year in energy costs compared with typical electric storage models.
  • 50-60 percent lower CO2 emissions compared with electric storage tank systems.

See the Numbers for yourself.

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 UseCO2 Emissions
Propane Tankless Water Heaterb$2882,641 lbs
Electric Storage Tank Water Heaterc$6459,536 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 to start the discussion about helping you save money and lower your energy use.