Written on: April 19, 2021
Did you know that water heating makes up about 20% of your home’s energy costs? If you’re still using an electric water heater, that takes a big bite out of your bank account.
By upgrading to a propane water heater, you’ll get better energy efficiency for more savings, as well as more comfort. We sell, install, and service both conventional tank storage water heaters and high-efficiency tankless water heaters.
Both offer dramatic energy savings over electric water heaters.
Propane tank water heaters heat more water faster than their electric counterparts and do it with about 30% less cost. Again, more comfort for less money!
Like most other propane appliances, propane tank water heaters also cost on average between 40% and 60% less to operate than comparable electric water heaters.
With tankless water heaters, you lose the tank but gain some great benefits!
The biggest benefit is in energy savings. With a propane tankless water heater, your water heating costs can be reduced by 40% or more compared with an electric water heater!
A conventional water heater with a tank heats and reheats the water in it over and over, 24/7, so you’ll have hot water when you need it. That uses a lot of energy. But a tankless water heater gives you endless hot water, on-demand!
Here how that works. The cold water from your water lines goes through a pipe right into the water heater unit. The propane gas burner immediately heats it to your set temperature. From there, the heated water is sent directly to where it is needed: the shower, the kitchen sink, the dishwasher, the utility sink, wherever!
And if you need hot water in more than one place, a tankless water heater can handle that. It keeps heating water as long as it’s needed. So, you can take a shower when the dishwasher is running, or a load of hot-water laundry is in the wash, or if someone is taking a shower in the other bathroom.
Without a tank, you don’t have the worries that come with a tank. There’s no tank to maintain, and no tank to fail. Tankless water heaters also last about twice as long as conventional water heaters with a tank.
No tank means a tankless water heater takes up much less room. You’ll free up space in your utility room or basement. In fact, you can put your tankless water heater wherever you want it!
Pitmon is the area’s leader in propane water heaters and other propane appliances. Contact us today to get started on upgrading to a propane water heater!