Bermuda Gas launches free water heater programme for seniors

Royal Gazette Jan 17 2012
By Lindsay Kelly

Seniors will have the opportunity to lower their energy bill through a programme with Bermuda Gas.

The appliance company is offering members of Age Concern a tankless water heater that is powered by propane. According to Bermuda Gas, tankless water heaters provide unlimited hot water, whenever it’s needed, without the inefficiency of a reservoir that must be constantly reheated.

The majority of homes have traditional hot water heaters, which consume the most amount of energy on an average electricity bill.

“Heating hot water continuously by traditional means contributes more to the average household electric bill than any other single component apart from air conditioning in the summer months,” said Judith Uddin, general manager of Bermuda Gas. “That’s why we’re partnering with Age Concern to offer their members a free tankless water heater that’s powered by propane.”

The discount represents a $1,875 value; Age Concern members pay installation. The discount will be offered through the end of January.

Along with Bermuda Gas, Claudette Fleming, the executive director of Age Concern, is hosting a special members-only open house tomorrow at the new Bermuda Gas showroom to learn more about the programme.

Anyone over the age of 50 years wishing to become a member of Age Concern is invited to visit the office at Charities House, 25 Point Finger Road in Paget or to sign up at the Open House event.

The open house will take place from 2.30pm to 4.30pm on Wednesday January 18 at 25 Serpentine Road. Attendees will also have a chance to enter a draw for a free cylinder of gas.

Additional information about the Age Concern Discount Programme is available by clicking the Age Concern button on the Bermuda Gas homepage