Is your home’s water heater more than 10 years old? If the answer is yes, it may be time for an upgrade. But what should you upgrade to?
There are several things to consider when it comes to choosing a new water heater for your North Carolina home – the number of people in your family and how much hot water you typically use, to name two. But one of the most important decisions you will make is whether you should stick with a conventional water heater (one with a storage tank) or switch to a propane tankless water heater.
With a conventional tank water heater, all the hot water you have in your home is right there in the tank. That’s it.
And that’s why you sometimes have to wait a while after someone takes a shower before you can take yours (basically, you’re waiting for your water heater’s burner to heat another tankful of water).
With a propane tankless water heater from LG Jordan, you can leave that waiting behind and enjoy endless hot water whenever you need it. Choose a properly-sized tankless system and you’ll be able to shower right after a teenager was in there for 30 minutes, or while the dishwasher’s running. It’s all good!
Think about your tank water heater: Every day, it’s heating and reheating the same water over and over when no one’s there to use it, just to keep it ready for when you need it. That’s a lot of wasted energy.
But a tankless water heater doesn’t do that – instead, 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 that use a lot of hot water, and can be up to 34 percent more energy efficiency in homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water each day.
Tankless water heaters also take away the worry about leaks or corrosion in your water heater tank, since there is no water tank! No tank = no worries.
While tankless water heaters cost more up-front than conventional tank water heaters, you get more bang for your buck in the long run. Not only do you reap energy savings over the life of your tankless water heater, but it also has a longer lifespan compared to conventional water heaters. On average, conventional tank water heaters last between 10 and 12 years; tankless water heaters, on the other hand, last an average of 18 years.
Contact LG Jordan today to find out what a tankless water heater can do for your North Carolina home – and don’t forget to ask us about some great rebates available for qualifying tankless water heaters!