If your southern New Jersey home’s water heater is more than 10 years old and you’re thinking about upgrading it, you have a few things to think about.
What things? Like the number of people in your family and how much hot water you usually use. And here’s another thing to consider: whether to continue with a conventional water heater with a storage tank, or upgrade to a propane tankless water heater.
When you have a conventional water heater with a tank, all the hot water in your home is in the tank. This is why you sometimes have to wait a bit when someone’s done taking a shower to go take your own. You have to wait for the water heater to heat up another tankful of water.
But the waiting game is over with a propane tankless water heater from Woodruff Energy! Choose a properly sized tankless system and you can take a shower right after your teenager was in there for 20 minutes (or more). You can even take a shower while the dishwasher is running!
With a conventional tank water heater, it’s heating and reheating the same water over and over all day when there’s no one home, just to have it ready for when you do need it. Think about all that wasted energy!
That’s not happening with a tankless water heater. It only heats water when you need it. The United States Department of Energy reports that tankless water heaters are up to 14 percent more energy efficient in homes where a lot of hot water is used, and up to 34 percent more energy efficient in homes that use 41 gallons of less of hot water a day.
Yes, tankless water heaters do cost more up front than conventional water heaters with a tank. But, in the long run, you get more from your investment. First, you get those energy savings over the lifespan of your tankless water heater. And, speaking of lifespan, it lasts much longer than a conventional tank heater. How much longer? A tankless water heater lasts an average of 18 years, compared with 10 to 12 for a conventional tank heater.
Interested in upgrading to a tankless water heater for your South Jersey home? awesome rebates available for qualifying tankless water heaters!