Although summer is almost over, many households are still feeling it in their utility bills. With air conditioning, fans, and regular appliances you use every month, electric bills typically peak during the summer months. If you are looking for a way to reduce your utility bills, one potential area you should assess is how your water is heated. Many households, for example, still use an electric water heater to heat their water for showers, laundry, and more. Unfortunately, there are a few issues with electric water heaters.
First, they are expensive to use and will cause your electric bill to go up significantly. Second, they are pretty bulky and cumbersome. If things are cramped in your house already, the last thing you need is a giant, 50-gallon tank taking up space in your home. Third, they need to be replaced every seven to ten years, and a replacement water heater with labor costs could end up costing you $1,000 or more.
Many households in Delaware County are making the switch to propane water heating and for good reason. Propane hot water heaters offer many advantages over electric hot water heaters. For one, propane is less expensive than electric, so your utility bills are going to go down. Also, they have a longer life expectancy than electric hot water heaters. Most propane hot water heaters can be expected to last about 20 years. Performance-wise, propane hot water heaters allow for more accurate temperature adjustments, so the water is never too hot or too cold. They typically heat the water faster as well. Finally, propane hot water heaters are better for the environment than their electric counterparts.
In addition to that, you can opt for a propane tankless hot water heater and enjoy even more benefits. Can you imagine not having a 50-gallon hot water heater tank in your home and having the extra space? A tankless hot water heater does not require water storage and can heat up to eight gallons of water per minute. This means you should not have to worry about using up all of the hot water – a problem we can all relate to, especially in the dead of winter.
If you are thinking about making the switch to propane, our Delaware County team can help. We encourage you to contact us today to learn more about the benefits of going propane.