Is your aging storage tank water heater starting to fall down on the job? Are your showers shorter than you’d like because of unreliable hot water? Have you noticed discolored hot water from your taps and strange mechanical noises from your water heater?
All these indicators could signal that your hot water system is on its last legs. At Koppy’s Propane, we tell Pennsylvania homeowners that the worst thing they can do is ignore the problem. If your water heater fails, you could face water damage in your home and days without hot water. It’s something no one wants to go through.
But if you plan ahead and explore your water heater replacement options now, you can positively upgrade to more energy-efficient products. For energy savings and dependable hot water production, we recommend a tankless propane water heater.
Unlike a traditional water heater, a tankless product does not heat a tank of water for use later. It heats water on demand with a super-hot propane flame. A sensor tells the unit to switch on when a hot water tap, fixture or appliance needs water. The unit can calibrate how powerful a flame is needed. Then, it switches off when you no longer need the hot water.
This process is far more energy-efficient than having to heat and reheat an unused water tank. The U.S. Department of Energy has found that tankless systems can be as much as 34 percent more efficient . They also last much longer than traditional water heaters, often 20 years or longer.
On average, a tankless water heater producing 40,000 Btu/hour consumes roughly 1.5 gallons of propane daily.
What is a Btu? It stands for British thermal unit, the amount of heat needed to raise one pound of water at maximum density through one degree Fahrenheit. One gallon of propane generates 91,452 Btu. Knowing this, we can estimate how much the average home’s tankless system will use.
Here is a general outline of how a Koppy’s Propane technician identifies the right tankless water heater for your home:
In Luzerne County, Cumberland County and other counties in central and southeast Pennsylvania, households turn to the experts at Koppy’s Propane for propane appliance installation and service. We’ll find the best tankless hot water system for your home, install it promptly and correctly and ensure it runs efficiently for its longest service life.
Let’s talk about upgrading your home’s hot water equipment. Drop us a line to receive a free estimate.
How old is your home’s water heater? If it’s over 10 years old, you might want to start considering replacing it. For traditional water heaters, this is when the storage tank often starts to corrode. Around this time, you may notice strange noises coming from the unit or get rusty, brown water from the tap.
At this point, your water heater might be losing some of its efficiency, too. Your showers might not last as long, and it might take a bit longer for your taps to warm up.
At Koppy’s Propane, we advise our clients in Cumberland, Luzerne and surrounding counties to start looking for a water heater replacement early, so they don’t end up without hot water when their old appliance fails. We also suggest they consider upgrading to a tankless propane water heater.
Whereas traditional water heaters heat (and reheat) a whole tank of water for use throughout the day, tankless water heaters generate hot water on demand. The unit switches on whenever you open a hot water tap or turn on an appliance using hot water. A flow sensor determines how much hot water is needed and regulates a super-hot propane flame. Water passes from the unit to your pipes until the tap or appliance shuts off.
When you install a propane-fired tankless water heater in your home, you will experience some significant benefits, including the following:
Even though tankless water heaters typically have higher upfront costs, you will see energy savings almost immediately. On average, you can expect to save $150 per year on energy costs compared to a traditional water heater. You’ll make up the upfront cost differential in six or seven years. Then, you can expect a decade-plus of additional savings!
Pennsylvania families trust Koppy’s Propane for gas-powered appliance installations and maintenance. If your water heater is nearing retirement, please don’t wait for it to fail to call us. Let’s start looking at your options and see if a high-efficiency tankless water heater is right for you.
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We are pleased to let you know that Koppy’s Propane acquired Swenson Fuels in August of 2021. After a year and a half of operating the business as Swenson Fuels, we are excited to let you know that we are rebranding our delivery footprint under the Koppy’s Propane name.
Koppy’s Propane is a family owned and operated company that has been taking care of our customers for over 75 years, through four generations. It is a privilege to have you join our family of customers and we are 100% committed to providing you with seamless propane, heating oil, and off road diesel delivery. Learn more about our history.
Below we’ve answered some common questions you may have. We also explain some of our procedures and highlight the many programs and services now available to you.
Please take a moment to look through the questions and answers or check out this website to learn about our services for your home or business.
You can use the Koppy’s Propane app (IOS or Android ) or the customer portal on our website to request a delivery or service, and make online payments too. Feel free to call us at 717-582-2949 if there is anything you would like to discuss.
As you get to know us, you’ll discover why so many people throughout Central Pennsylvania have come to trust us for their home and business heating needs.
Kara K. Tucker
Q: If I have a question or problem, who do I call?
A: Call the same number you always have: 717-582-2949. The New Bloomfield office is open Monday-Friday from 8am to 4pm and our customer care team will be happy to help you.
Q: Do you offer online account access?
A: Yes. It’s easy to sign up in our customer portal online to access account information, request deliveries & service, and pay your bills. You can also access your account through your phone or tablet by downloading the Koppy’s Propane app.
Q. Can I pay my invoices automatically?
A. Yes. Through our Autopay program, we can set up an auto debit via electronic check or credit card. Visit your fuel portal to sign up today.
Q: Do you charge extra fees?
A: Our pricing is transparent – we charge a small $5.40 hazmat delivery fee on each delivery to offset a portion of our regulatory, training, and compliance costs, which ensure the safety of our customers. We also charge a minimum usage fee if you use less than 50% of your tank capacity over the course of a year.
Q. Should I get my propane tank checked?
A: If we own the tank, we will do a safety inspection once every year. At that time, we will also fill the tank with propane.
Q: Will my delivery service change?
A: The biggest change will be on the day of delivery. We will not leave a written delivery ticket as your bill. Instead, we will mail you an invoice within a few days. Also, your delivery frequency may change as we utilize a weather based delivery schedule to maximize efficiency and offer the best pricing possible. We offer convenient text notifications when a delivery is made – contact us anytime if you would like to sign up for this free service.
Q. Do you offer paperless billing?
A. Absolutely! Please give us a call or contact us through our website to request paperless billing.
Q. How do I know when I’m due for a delivery?
A. If you are on automatic delivery, we know when to refill your tank. However, it is important that you notify us of any changes in routine usage; for example, the addition or removal of an appliance or increased usage of appliances. If you prefer to call for delivery, please call or request delivery online when your tank gauge is at 25%.
Q: Do you sell and install propane appliances?
A: Yes. We sell a full range of propane appliances including fireplaces, space heaters, tankless and traditional hot water heaters, and more. Please visit our showroom at 3027 Cold Storage Road, New Bloomfield or check out the appliances section of our website for more information.
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