The winter months are approaching quickly, and with this transition comes plenty of cold weather. On a frigid day, sometimes there’s nothing better than taking a hot shower or bath to warm you to the core. Your home’s water heater is a key part of this equation; without a properly functioning water heater, you’ll be left in the cold!
How do you know if it’s time to replace your water heater? Check for strange noises, puddles around your water heater, rust on the unit, and water that does not get as hot or last as long as it used to. If it’s time for a new water heater, consider switching to a propane tankless unit!
Tankless water heaters offer many benefits:
More Energy Efficient
Propane tankless water heaters only heat water as needed, opposed to conventional water heaters which continually heat water even if it isn’t in use. This means less energy is needed to heat water. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, tankless water heaters are 24–34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters in homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water a day.
Reduced Utility Bills
Reduced energy costs go hand-in-hand with higher energy efficiency. On average, propane tankless water heaters can reduce energy costs by up to 50%, saving homeowners around $100 a year on utility bills.
Endless Supply of Hot Water
With conventional water heaters, the entire tank is heated and then distributed throughout the house when in use. So, when the tank runs out, the hot water runs out. Propane tankless water heaters only heat the water as it’s needed and can deliver more than 200 gallons of hot water per hour, so you’ll never run out of hot water.
Longer Life Expectancy
Tankless water heaters have an average life span of about 20 years, more than double that of conventional water heaters. They can also go years without maintenance, as opposed to conventional water heaters which generally require annual maintenance.
Use Less Space
When space is at a minimum, a tankless water heater is the way to go. These compact, suitcase-sized units are mounted to the wall and can save you up to 16 square feet of floor space.
To learn more about installing a tankless hot water heater in your home, contact Holtzman Propane at (888) 306-4243 or connect with us online.