Is Propane Install Worth Energy Savings in Long Run?

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Hi,  I have an all electric house but have a 500 gal propane tank to heat my pool.  I know that in the next five years or so I'll have to replace my water heater and two (5 and 3 ton) heat pump/ACs.  I've got some money from an inheritence and want to invest in energy efficiency as I plan to stay in this house for 10 years or longer.  Tbe question is:  does it make any sense from a economic and comfort standpoint, to switch to propane water and house heating which would require running propane into the house from the tank, a distance of about 140 feet from the tank to the far end of the house where the water heater is located. In addition to the cost of running a gas line into the house which I suspect is expensive, is it cheaper to buy and run a heater and a separate AC rather than the heat pump/AC I now have?  If feasible/economic, would this be a relatively straightforward job or would a lot of restructing of the house or its systems be required?

BTW  I am also looking at solar solutions and the boring stuff like insulation and window treatments to reduce electricity usage 

Thanks, Tom

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