Is it time for you to replace your water heater or do you need one for the home that you are building? You can choose from both gas and electric water heaters, so where do you begin? Of course, we love all things related to propane at DiSanto Propane and for good reason. A clean source of energy, about 90 percent of propane comes from sources right here in the US, making it readily available. In comparison to other types of fuel, propane is considered green because it produces fewer emissions and is incredibly efficient. Today we would like to further explore the topic of propane water heaters:
Propane Water Tanks
Existing for decades, today’s propane water tanks run much more efficiently than they used to. These tanks basically store and heat water prior to use. In comparison to tankless models, the initial cost of tanks is much cheaper. However, they do not operate as efficiently as tankless water heaters. Think about it: tanks heat up water all day, even though you only need to use hot water for short periods of time throughout your day when cooking or bathing. However, a tank model would be appropriate for a couple or someone living alone because they provide plenty of hot water to suit their needs. Larger families would benefit from using a tankless water heater instead.
Tankless Water Heaters
For optimal energy efficiency, consider using a propane tankless water heater. Unlike their tank counterparts, tankless heaters heat water on demand, similar to the way that air conditioners work. An air conditioner shuts on and off throughout the day, and tankless water heaters only heat water when it is actually being used. Although tankless water heaters can cost twice as much as tank heaters, they often include a longer lifespan and reduced energy costs over the years. Essentially, you’re not wasting your money heating water that is not being used. Traditional tank heaters last an average of 10 to 13 years, but tankless water heaters can last up to 20 years, making tankless models a wise investment.
Another area to consider is the space you will be saving by not having a water tank in your home. If you live in an apartment, a water tank takes up valuable space, which could be used for a closet. Anyone who has ever lived in a small home understands the importance of closet space. Tankless water heaters are installed on a wall and are only about 20 inches wide and 28 inches tall, providing you with extra storage space.
Whether you decide to go with a tank or a tankless water heater, propane is the right fuel choice. For your home propane services, you’ll want a reliable company to schedule regular deliveries so that you always have plenty of fuel. Contact DiSanto Propane today to learn more about our services, which include propane delivery as well as installation. For several generations, our family-owned and operated company has provided friendly, reliable, and timely service to the businesses and residences in upstate New York.