Water Heating Basics
According to the Energy Department, water heating can account for 15 to 25 percent of total residential energy usage. Propane water heating provides a great way to save money, reduce your home’s carbon footprint, and improve home comfort — combined in one safe, clean energy option that works well wherever you live.
Clean and green
the Environmental Protection Agency show that using propane produces fewer than
half as many greenhouse gas emissions as using electricity. That's why propane
is an approved alternative fuel recognized by the Clean Air Act of 1990 and a
qualifying alternative fuel eligible for various federal tax incentives under
the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Propane fits your lifestyle
If you live in a
rural or exurban area, propane's exceptional capabilities mean you don't have to
trade quality of location for quality of life. In addition to tankless or tank
water units, propane can easily be used to heat outdoor hot tubs and swimming
pools. Qualified technicians can install aboveground or underground propane
storage tanks and safely run all connections to household propane appliances.
When it comes to the safe handling of propane,
our industry’s commitment to professional training makes all the difference. In
fact, the propane
industry’s Certified Employee Training Program is required in
eight states and used by propane marketers nationwide. With proven teaching
materials and extensive documentation from the Propane Education & Research
Council, this highly respected certification program meets rigorous training
requirements developed by key agencies, including the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration and the National Fire Protection Association.
To find a qualified propane installer in your area, get in touch with your nearest propane retailer.
Learn What Propane Water Heating Has to Offer
Residential water heating is typically the third largest energy use in the home and can account for nearly a quarter of overall household energy consumption. Homeowners depend on a safe, reliable, and sufficient supply of hot water for use in the home, and they are increasingly aware of the energy and carbon implications of different hot water systems. For homeowners who would like an in-depth look at this topic, Newport Partners LLC has done a study, Energy, Environmental and Economic Analysis of Residential Water Heating Systems, which includes 11 water heating systems in 10 U.S. locations so that builders, contractors, and homeowners can make informed decisions. Newport Partners LLC is a research firm that specializes in the analysis of building systems' energy performance.
Download pdf: Energy, Environmental and Economic Analysis of Residential Water Heating Systems