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Unplug Your Water Heater – Switch to Propane and Save


Just about any appliance that runs on electricity can operate more efficiently on propane – which means switching to propane appliances will not only save you money, it will help the planet, too.

Take water heaters, for example: switching from an electric water heater to a propane-powered model can bring a number of benefits that you might not know about. Consider these propane perks:

  • Propane water heaters can produce twice as much hot water as electric units in the same amount of time.
  • 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.
  • Overall, propane tankless water heaters produce about 50 percent fewer carbon emissions than electric water heaters with a storage tank.
  • The average household saves about $174 per year using propane vs. electric water heaters, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • 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, propane is the way to go.

While installing a propane water heater may cost a bit more up front than installing an electric water heater, the energy savings are significant – a big deal, considering that heating water can account for anywhere from 15-20 percent of your monthly energy bills. Lifespan improvements make the pro-propane argument even more compelling.

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 Irish Propane for the most reliable propane deliveries in our Rochester and Buffalo service areas.

Contact us today to learn more, or to become an Irish Propane customer.

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