Act quick – these rebates won’t last!
New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA) has continued the conversion-replacement rebate program for 2020, using PERC funds to support retention and growth of safe, efficient propane appliances in New York.
The available rebates for New York State residents are:
- Water Heater
$250 for converting from another fuel
$100 for replacing an existing propane unit
$350 for converting from another fuel
$200 for replacing an existing propane unit
- Note: Maximum combined rebate is $450
In order to access these funds, the propane customer must submit their documentation through a propane marketer (CES). The rebate form is available here. This form needs to be completed and returned to Combined Energy Services for processing. All required documentation must accompany the form. Customers of Combined Energy Services receive a copy of all of the required paperwork including a copy of their leak test (typically a yellow copy) along with their equipment bill. The safety inspection is provided free of charge if you’re a customer of Combined Energy Services and purchase their propane through CES. Rebate checks are issued directly from the New York Propane Gas Association to the customer.
Changing your furnace or water heater to clean, high efficiency propane gas with Combined Energy Services before 09/30/2020 and you will get…
- Free oil tank removal
- Free propane tank install
- Free underground gas line up to 50 ft with pressure regulators
- Free leak / safety check**
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What you need to know
Next to heating and air conditioning, water heating eats up a large chunk of your home’s energy budget. A whopping 25% to be exact! Old, inefficient and leaking water heaters can use even more. What to do if it’s time to replace that dinosaur in the basement? You should investigate switching to propane, especially if you already have propane gas service at your home for other appliances.
If you’re not in a panic to replace a leaking water heater, spend some time researching the pros and cons of each fuel source. There is a ton of information available on the internet. Here’s a couple items to look at:
- Price to purchase and install: Generally speaking, an electric water heater is cheaper to purchase and if you already have on in place, also cheaper to install. Swapping the similar equipment makes sense or does it? While the electric water might have a lower initial cost, over the life of the water heater, propane will cost less. The savings comes from propane’s higher BTU input compared to electric. Propane puts out an impressive 92,000 BTU/gallon, where electricity is a paltry 3,413 BTU/kilowatt hour.
- Have you ever been in the middle of singing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody in the shower and run out of hot water? No? Huh, that must just be me! Propane water heaters will keep you in hot water longer because they tend to heat up more quickly (Review #1). The recovery rate and first-hour rating (FHR) determine if a unit will meet your home’s water heating needs.
Recovery rate (or time) is the amount of hot water that your water heater can provide in a given period of time once it has been completely drained. It is measured in gallons per hour and provides a basic idea of the speed your water heater provides hot water. Typically, manufacturers will list a recovery rate based upon a 90°F output temperature. This number is important if you have a high hot water demand. What you will find is that propane water heaters usually have a higher recovery rate than electric heaters because of the greater BTU output.
First Hour Rating is a calculation used to explain the capability of a water heater to fully heat water within the first hour of use. To get a water heater’s FHR, you need to multiply the tank’s maximum capacity by 70% and add the result to the heater’s recovery rate. The result is the first hour rating measured by gallons per hour. Why only 70%? When you use hot water from the tank, cold water enters (typically from the bottom). This causes the overall water temperature to drop inside the tank. The theory is once you have used 70% of the tank’s hot water capacity, the water now in the tank is cold.
These two numbers are either provided on the Energy Star Rating label or manufactures information statement. Check out the manufacturer’s website. A lot of information can be found. What you can expect to discover is that propane heats water faster so you can get more Mama Mias in when taking a shower.
Water heating is an integral part of every home and it’s likely that you won’t think about it until you run out or something goes wrong. Plan ahead and you will be able to make an educated decision regarding the replacement of your water heater.
Propane is a GREAT choice for your generator, but it can do so much more!
Propane can be your fuel source for heat, cook your food, warm up your water and light up your fireplace. If you already have a propane tank in your yard for a generator, why not take advantage of everything it can do.
You can use propane for:
- Furnaces & Boilers – you can even convert an oil unit to propane!
- Fireplaces & Stoves – loose the mess that wood creates and enjoy the efficiency of gas.
- Water Heaters – on-demand tankless and tank styles water heaters work in most situations.
- Space Heaters – direct vent, vent free and garage heaters are all available.
- Pool Heaters – enjoy your swimming pool longer with a propane heater.
- Firepits – there is nothing like sitting around a firepit after a long day of work! No ash, no mess.
So when it comes time to replace an appliance, add some energy efficiency to your home, or some simple beauty in a log-set or fireplace – don’t overlook the propane that’s already at your home for your generator. Propane can do that!
Call 800-874-1975 or complete the form below for a FREE quote.
Tank Monitors for Propane & Fuel Oil
With all the modern technology available, there must be a way to monitor my propane or fuel oil tank remotely. You’re absolutely correct! CES offers remote monitoring for both propane AND fuel oil tanks.
For propane tanks, we offer a cellular monitor that tells us how much propane is always in your tank. The monitors are perfect for seasonal use homes or home with periodic propane use. They communicate back to our office and notify scheduling when a delivery is required, effectively eliminating the possibility of running out of propane.
The monitor is free if you use 600 gallons of propane per year, otherwise there is a $139/year fee. Think of it as spending $11.58 per month to know your home won’t run out of fuel. For less than 40¢ per day, you’ve got peace of mind.
This monitor works in conjunction with our CES smart phone app that is available for both Apple & Android phones. You can view the amount of remaining fuel in your tank and pay your bill. If you’re not a phone person, but want to remotely view your account, the same credentials are used on our website.
Home heating oil tanks also have a special monitor that works off your home’s Wi-Fi. The Smart Oil Gauge is easily installed on your aboveground oil tank and connected to your home Wi-Fi system. This remote monitoring system allows you to check your tank level at any time via your smartphone or computer.
You can set up text and email alerts when the tank is getting low and reminders that it’s time to order fuel. This system provides fuel consumption tracking that can show you how small changes in room temperature can affect your fuel usage. It even connects with your home’s cloud-based voice services. Ask Amazon’s Alexa how much fuel you have anytime.
The CES Smart Oil Gauge costs $79 installed. You must be or become a CES customer and order a minimum of 150 gallons of home heating oil. The gauge works on aboveground tanks that are inside or out.
To find out more about these products contact us today at 800-874-1975 or complete the form below.