What to Know Before Installing a Propene Gas Water Heater

What to Know Before Installing a Propene Gas Water Heater Michigan

Are you thinking of making the switch to a propane gas water heater? We are a residential propane supplier dedicated to helping homeowners just like you learn how to lower what you pay on energy bills with a new energy-efficient water heater. In this blog post, we outline everything you need to know about propane water heaters before installation so you can make an informed decision for your home.

Lower Energy Bills

A tankless propane gas water heater can save you up to 60% on your next energy bill. While tankless gas water heaters cost more to install or potentially retrofit, they can save you money in the long run. Even if you decide against a tankless model, water heaters powered by propane gas are still more energy efficient than those that run on electricity.

Did you know that 14% to 18% of your utility bills are from heating water? Since utility costs are only increasing, more and more homeowners are deciding to install propane gas water heaters in their homes. Propane water heaters are more cost effective than those powered by electricity, which saves you money in the long run. The more hot water your family uses, the more money you could potentially save with a propane water heater.

Add Value to Home

If you plan on selling your home in the near future, you may want to upgrade your home’s plumbing system to include a propane water heater. Potential homebuyers will appreciate a brand new propane water heater that uses less energy and costs less to run.

Reduce Environmental Impact

A propane water heater can reduce your family’s impact on the environment. Propane is considered a clean burning fuel, which means it produces minimal greenhouse gases when burned. In fact, tankless water heaters produce up to 60% fewer carbon emissions than water heaters powered by electricity.

If there is a leak in your residential propane tank, propane will not contaminate water or soil. Since propane is only considered a greenhouse gas after combustion, it doesn’t contribute to air pollution if it escapes before being used to heat your home’s water supply.

Install Residential Propane Tank

In order to supply your new water heater (and other household appliances) with enough propane gas, we recommend consulting with a residential propane tank supplier to determine the best tank size. Depending on the size of the propane tank, you may be able to store it on the surface or underground.

Before residential propane tank installation, you’ll want to think about whether you mind having a propane tank on the surface. Since small tank sizes are designed to be swapped out by propane suppliers before they run low, you won’t be able to install them underground. On the other hand, a large propane tank size used to power household appliances will most likely be installed underground.

Altogas is a Michigan residential propane supplier dedicated to making sure clients have enough propane gas to supply water heaters and other household appliances. If you are interested in learning more about our residential propane services, feel free to call any of our four Michigan locations in Alto, Charlotte, Edmore, and Zeeland.

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