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Why Switch From An Electric To Propane Water Heater?

Posted: March 16, 2021

propane water heating north carolinaHeating water accounts for just almost one-fifth used in a typical American home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy – which means the type of water heater you choose can have a big impact on your wallet (along with your carbon footprint!).

For these reasons and more, we’re big believers in switching from electric to propane it comes time to install your next water heater.

3 Advantages Of Propane Water Heating

Compared to an electric-powered water heater, a propane-powered water heater is:

  1. A more cost-effective investment – When you consider the total cost of owning a propane water heater – including installation fees, the longer lifespan of the equipment, and the amount of water you can heat per dollar spent on fuel – propane equipment ends up being about 30 percent cheaper than electricity over the course of the equipment’s lifetime.
  2. A better performer – A propane water heater heats water nearly twice as quickly as an electric heater, which means faster recovery times (and therefore less time without hot water; with a propane tankless water heater, that downtime shrinks to zero). Propane water heaters are also extremely durable, lasting up to 10 years longer than electric heat pump models.
  3. More eco-friendly – More than one-third of the electricity produced in North Carolina is generated by burning natural gas, which is mostly methane – a gas that is more than 80 times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. Another 20 percent of the state’s electricity is generated by burning coal, another big GHG producer. Burning propane, on the other hand, releases virtually no greenhouse gases.

In short, compared with electric models, propane water heaters cost less to operate, last longer, and are less harmful to the planet. If you make a further investment in a propane tankless water heating system, you’ll also save space, get unlimited hot water, and gain more accurate temperature control and longer equipment life.

When you add it all up, propane and water heating are a perfect match. To learn more about propane water heater installation in western NC, contact Cherry Energy today!