If you are debating between a propane or electric water heater for your home, you may be wondering about the benefits of choosing propane over electric. Maybe you have heard they can lower your monthly costs or are more efficient, but still want more information.
Here is a guide that can give you a little more information on the benefits of propane when it comes to choosing your new water heater.
1. They are less costly.
On average, water heaters last about 10 years. During those 10 years, it is estimated that a propane gas water heater would cost almost $4,000 less than an electric water heater. However, it is important to keep in mind that propane water heaters have a bigger upfront cost. So be sure the lower monthly bill will make up for the upfront cost of the new unit.
2. Ability to have a smaller unit.
Propane heaters’ recovery rates are about twice as fast as electric water heaters. Therefore, with a propane heater, you can get more hot water from the same size tank. For homes with smaller space, this may be more beneficial.
Propane water heaters have been proven to be more durable than electric heaters, therefore will not need to be serviced as often.
4. The water stays hot!
How frustrating is it to be enjoying a long, hot shower and suddenly the water turns cold? Propane water tanks keep the water consistently hot.
It may be too costly to change to a propane water heater if your electric water heater is still working fine. However, if you are in the market for a new water heater anyway, making the switch to a propane water heater may be the right choice your home.
Call us today and we’ll go over all your options with you.