Written on: May 15, 2023
How old is your home’s water heater? If it’s over 10 years old, you might want to start considering replacing it. For traditional water heaters, this is when the storage tank often starts to corrode. Around this time, you may notice strange noises coming from the unit or get rusty, brown water from the tap.
At this point, your water heater might be losing some of its efficiency, too. Your showers might not last as long, and it might take a bit longer for your taps to warm up.
At Koppy’s Propane, we advise our clients in Cumberland, Luzerne and surrounding counties to start looking for a water heater replacement early, so they don’t end up without hot water when their old appliance fails. We also suggest they consider upgrading to a tankless propane water heater.
Whereas traditional water heaters heat (and reheat) a whole tank of water for use throughout the day, tankless water heaters generate hot water on demand. The unit switches on whenever you open a hot water tap or turn on an appliance using hot water. A flow sensor determines how much hot water is needed and regulates a super-hot propane flame. Water passes from the unit to your pipes until the tap or appliance shuts off.
When you install a propane-fired tankless water heater in your home, you will experience some significant benefits, including the following:
Even though tankless water heaters typically have higher upfront costs, you will see energy savings almost immediately. On average, you can expect to save $150 per year on energy costs compared to a traditional water heater. You’ll make up the upfront cost differential in six or seven years. Then, you can expect a decade-plus of additional savings!
Pennsylvania families trust Koppy’s Propane for gas-powered appliance installations and maintenance. If your water heater is nearing retirement, please don’t wait for it to fail to call us. Let’s start looking at your options and see if a high-efficiency tankless water heater is right for you.
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