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Electric to Propane Conversion

Electric to Propane Conversions

Propane installs easily in any home, no matter what type of fuel source you use for home heating. If you already have propane, converting electric appliances to propane units is even easier! Call us at (203) 227-5181 for a free estimate.



Electric
50 Gallon
Propane Tankless

Savings

%
Propane Tank–Type

Savings

%
Energy $ per year
$1,168
$467
$701
60%
$715
$453
39%
Heater Estimated Cost
$1,500
$3,200
–$1,700
–113%
$1,500
$0
0%
Total Cost 1 year
$2,668
$3,667
–$999
–37%
$2,215
$453
17%
Total Cost 3 years
$5,004
$4,601
$403
8%
$3,645
$1,359
27%
Total Cost 10 years
$13,180
$7,870
$5,310
40%
$8,650
$4,530
34%
Assumptions: a family of 4 uses 2,000 gals a month of hot water, electric rate $.19 per KWH & Propane $2.63/gal
Data Sources: American Council for Energy Efficient economy, Rinnai, Dept of Energy
Propane tank–type water heater more than pays for itself in the first year
Propane tankless water heater more than pays for itself in 3 years
In 10 years, both propane water heaters have a total cost about $5,000 less than electric
If electricity rates rise more than propane, pay back period becomes even shorter
Tankless heater takes up far less space
Tankless heater reduces energy consumed and lowers customer's carbon footprint
Propane water heater allows addition of cooktop, dryer, fireplace, barbecue