Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Your Home?
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If your home’s water heater is approaching its 10th birthday, or is older, now is the time to begin planning to replace it. Ten years is the average life expectancy for a storage tank water heater.
It’s best to replace your water heater before it fails because water heater tank failure not only leaves you without hot water in your home until its replaced, but you could also be facing a lot of hassle and expense because of cleanup and damage, as well as losing valued possessions from water damage.
You have a decision to make when it comes to your new water heater: Stick with a storage tank water heater or go with a high-efficiency propane tankless water heater.
Fall River Propane provides expert propane tankless water heater installation and service, as well as reliable propane delivery. We install top-quality Rinnai water heaters and will help you secure any rebates your new water heater qualifies for.
Are you new to tankless water heaters? We’ve assembled some facts about them so you can make an informed decision.
How does a tankless water heater work?
You may be wondering how a water heater can work without a tank. Here’s how.
This kind of unit heats water only when it is needed. Here’s a brief explanation of how it operates.
By installing a propane tankless water heater, you can enjoy hot water without worrying about your tank running out. When you turn on a faucet or appliance, The cold water comes into the water heater from your home’s water lines. Once there, the heat exchanger instantly heats the water, which is then is sent where you need it for as long as you need it.
By using this, you can increase your energy efficiency by up to 40% and have access to a continuous flow of hot water. This means no more waiting for your tank to refill and reheat, and you can enjoy long showers with abundant hot water. A tankless water heater can reduce standby energy losses that typically occur in storage-tank systems.
While a tankless propane water heater may initially cost more than a storage-tank water heater, it can significantly decrease your water heating expenses over time, resulting in cumulative savings.
Propane tankless water heater facts
- A tankless water heater has an average flow rate of 222 gallons per hour which is more than three times the delivery rate of a standard 50-gallon electric storage-tank water heater. The standard heater delivers 62 gallons in the first hour.
- Compared to typical electric storage water heaters, propane tankless water heaters on average save approximately $150 per year in energy costs.
- Propane tankless water heaters generate 50-60% less carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions compared to electric water storage tank systems.
- Tankless water heaters are typically wall-mounted and have a compact size similar to a small suitcase. This feature makes it convenient to install and saves space in your home.
- With proper maintenance, you can expect them to last about twice as long as a standard storage-tank water heater.
Are you considering upgrading to a propane tankless water heater? Get a FREE estimate from Fall River Propane!