Which type of water heater is right for your home or cottage? Water heaters are an essential home appliance that can have a huge impact on your lifestyle. Choosing the right type of water heater to use in your home affects more than just your monthly energy bill. Most of water heaters run either on electricity, oil, natural gas or propane. It is estimated that hot water heaters are the second largest drain on your home energy budget.
Everytime you wash your hands, take a hot shower, or use your dishwasher , you are using your home’s hot water heater. When compared to electric, oil or natural gas water tanks, propane water heaters offer many advantages.
Keep the following 3 factors in mind as you decide which type of water heater is best for you:
Did you know that Propane Water Heaters can heat twice as much water in an hour than Electric Heaters? Propane has been proven proves to be the less expensive option, being historically about 30% less costly than electricity and 25% less costly than oil. Choosing a propane water heater will help you save money on your monthly bills and in the long run. The payback on purchasing a propane water heater will be faster than other heaters, based on both energy efficiency and fuel savings.
Propane water heaters are is an efficient and very reliable source of heat for all your water needs. The Propane industry has very strict rules about storage and transportation, and only trained individuals can handle it. According to the Canadian Propane Association, “Some of the characteristics of propane, along with the regulations applied to its equipment, training, and handling, make it one of the safest energy sources when compared to other fuels, such as gasoline, diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG).”
Propane gas has a very low carbon footprint and is high efficient, producing minimal emissions. Propane is playing a major role in climate change and the Canadian Propane Association supports the government efforts to reduce Ontario’s carbon footprint.