You use dozens of gallons of hot water every day in your appliances and taps – a big reason why almost 20 percent of your monthly energy bill goes to heating water.
Here’s the problem: if you have a conventional water heater (one with a storage tank), you’re actually paying to heat even more water than that!
Here’s why: your hot water spends most of its day stored in a tank in your cool basement waiting to be used, losing heat by the minute (we call this “standing heat loss”). Since that water has to be hot and ready when you need it, your water heater may have to run twice or even three times to keep it that way – and you’ll pay for every time.
You could slow the loss of heat in your storage tank by insulating it with a jacket – an option we recommend – but that will simply slow the pace of standing loss. If you want to eliminate it altogether, there’s only one way to do it: install a propane tankless water heater.
Unlike a conventional water heater, a tankless water heater doesn’t store water: it produces it instantly on demand. By operating this way, it enjoys some key advantages over a traditional water tank-based water heater, including:
While the initial purchase price of a tankless water heater can be significantly higher than that of a conventional water heater, the energy savings and equipment longevity can make costs a wash (pardon the pun). The bottom line: a tankless water heater can be a great option – as long as it is sized and installed by professionals like the ones you will always find at Bottini Fuel.
Thinking about switching to a propane tankless water heater? We’ve got you covered! Contact Bottini Fuel today for a FREE, no obligation estimate on propane water heater installations in the Hudson Valley!