Written on: May 21, 2018
If you’re like the average American, you use about 65 gallons of hot water every day in your sinks, showers, and appliances.
The problem is, you’re probably paying to heat considerably more water than that.
If you have a traditional water heater (one with a storage tank), your hot water spends most of its day hanging out in your cool basement waiting to be used. Over time, that water will lose its heat (we call this standing loss) – which means that it will have to be reheated throughout the day so it’s ready whenever you turn that hot water tap or flip that dishwasher power switch.
And guess who pays for that reheating…
You could slow standing loss down by insulating your hot water storage tank (an option we highly recommend if you have one), but that will simply slow the pace of standing loss; if you want to eliminate it altogether, you’ll want to install a tankless propane water heater.
A tankless system uses a powerful heating element to instantly warm the water you need – and only the water you need. By operating this way, a tankless system enjoys some big advantages over tank-based water heaters, including:
Tankless water heaters do cost more than conventional water heaters, but they also last longer – about 50-60 percent longer, on average. And with the money you’re saving on energy bills, your investment will quickly pay for itself.
You may qualify for a $100 rebate from Rinnai when you install a tankless water heater – if you do, we’ll match that with our own $100 rebate to double your savings. Contact us today to learn more!