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Unplug Your Electric Water Heater – Choose Propane Power and Save


Just about any home comfort equipment that runs on electricity can also be powered by propane – and usually more effectively and efficiently.

Take water heaters, for example: switching from an electric water heater to a propane-powered model can provide benefits that you may not even know about. Consider these premium propane perks:

  • Faster recovery times – Propane water heaters can produce twice as much hot water as electric units in the same amount of time.
  • Lower bills – On average, propane water heaters cost 30 percent less to operate than electric ones—up to 50 percent less if you choose a tankless propane water heater. The average household saves about $174 per year using propane vs. electric water heaters, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Fewer harmful emissions – Overall, propane tankless water heaters produce about 50 percent fewer carbon emissions than electric water heaters with a storage tank.
  • A longer lifespan – On average, a conventional electric water heater (one with a storage tank) will last about 12-14 years; a propane tankless water heater can last 20 years or more.

As you can see, when it comes to water heating, it’s hard to beat propane.

While installing a propane water heater may cost a bit more up front than installing an electric water heater, the energy savings are substantial – pretty important when you consider that heating water can account for anywhere from 15-20 percent of your monthly energy bills. Throw in the lifespan improvements of propane equipment and the scales tip even further toward gas.

Looking for an easy way to save 30 percent or more on your water heating energy bill? Switch to propane! Just make sure you stick with Ehrhart Energy for the most reliable propane deliveries in our Finger Lakes service area.

Contact us today to learn more, or to become an Ehrhart Energy customer.