If the sleet is falling and bare branches are creaking in the frosty wind, then winter must be around the corner. Now's the time to make sure your home is ready, so when the real cold hits, you can stay warm and cozy. If you haven't thought about your water heater in a while, it might be a good time to learn a little more about it. Waiting until your water heater fails could cost you money, or worse, cold showers on frigid winter mornings.
Water heaters should be replaced every 10-12 years, but just because yours is a decade old doesn't mean it's ready to be swapped. To help you decide, go over to KnowYourWaterHeater.com and take their quiz to see if it's time to pull the plug on your old water heater, and start shopping for a newer, more efficient propane system.
Water heaters are the second-largest energy users in a typical home. That means a big impact on your energy costs, as well as your carbon footprint. Depending on your needs, a tankless propane water heater can help reduce both, saving you money and lowering your environmental impact.
By opting for a tankless propane heater, you can:
Avoid the excessive energy use of storing large volumes of hot water
Save space in your home with a compact design (up to 16 sq. ft. of floor space saved)
Have access to endless hot water on demand
Lower your CO2 emissions (compared with both electric storage tank and heating oil systems)
Figure out the long term value of your next water heater
When shopping for a new water heater, make sure to check the annual cost of ownership, which takes into account the original purchase price plus installation and annual energy costs. While tankless systems cost more up front, they can last 5 to 10 years longer than storage water heaters, and deliver lower annual use costs, so you could save money in the long run.
To learn more, visit KnowYourWaterHeater.com
This post sponsored by The Propane Council.