Hot water is one of those things you don’t overthink until you don’t have it.
Have you ever been in the shower and had the hot water run out? Oof. Talk about starting your day on the wrong foot!
Having hot water feels like it’s a daily given until, all of a sudden, it’s not.
And one of the best ways to ensure that you don’t have to overthink your hot water is using a propane tankless water heater.
Tankless water heaters work on demand rather than working off of water capacity.
Traditional tank heaters keep a certain amount of water heated at all times, waiting to be used. That might sound great, but it also means that you can only get as much hot water as is in that tank at a time.
When you work off of capacity like typical water heaters, you run the risk of that capacity running out of your supply of hot water — leaving you with cold water.
But since tankless water heaters don’t have a tank, they heat only the water you need, exactly when you need it, as much of it as you need!
Let’s illustrate this with an example:
When you take a shower using a conventional water heater with a storage tank, that shower is pulling water that’s been preheated from the tank.
But when you take a shower using a tankless water heater, the shower is drawing water from the heater, bringing you an endless supply of fresh, hot water quickly.
And we mean fresh. Rather than gallons of water getting stale sitting in a heater, tankless systems always pull fresh water and heat it on the spot as it makes its way to you.
Tankless water heaters only use energy to heat the water you’re using, so if energy consumption is a concern, you can rest easy.
This process is extremely energy efficient. Since tankless water heaters aren’t constantly keeping water heated for no reason, their energy savings are significant — which translates to energy bill savings. The transition from a tank water heater to a tankless system saves users an average of $150 per year on their utility bills.
They also save a compelling amount of space! The typical tankless model is only 16 inches wide, 26 inches long, and 6 inches deep.
Compared to a water tank that’s 2 feet wide and 5 feet tall, that can make all the difference in how you lay out your home. On average, tankless heaters save approximately 12 square feet of floor space.
(Would you like an expanded laundry room? A new mudroom? The possibilities are endless!)
Plus, propane is a green energy source and alternative fuel. So not only are tankless water heaters 24 – 34% percent more energy-efficient than conventional storage water tank heaters on their own, but paired with the clean energy of propane, your home’s carbon footprint is drastically reduced!
So how do you get your own tankless heating system?
If you’re building your own home, simply incorporate the use of a propane-powered tankless water heater into your plans. Or if you’re
already in the home, speak to a professional about replacing or retrofitting your current setup.
Get in touch with us, and we’ll point you in the right direction!
We install these systems regularly and have relationships with Rinnai and Energy Star-certified IBC heaters, so your process will be smooth sailing.
Goodbye, cold showers.
Hello, tankless propane water heater!
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