You use about 60-70 gallons of hot water every day in your sinks, showers, baths, dishwasher and washing machine.
The problem is you’re probably paying to heat more water than that.
If your water heater has a storage tank, then your hot water spends most of its day chilling (sometimes literally) in your cool basement waiting to be used, losing heat by the minute. That water has to be hot and ready when you need it – which means that you could be paying to heat your water twice, or even several times, during the course of a day.
You could slow the loss of heat in your storage tank (also known as standing loss) by insulating your hot water storage tank – an option we highly recommend if you have a conventional water heater. But that will simply slow the pace of standing loss; if you want to eliminate it altogether, there’s only one way to do it: install a propane tankless water heater.
A tankless water heater produces the hot water on demand rather than heating water and storing it in a tank for later use. By operating this way, it enjoys some key advantages over a traditional water tank-based water heater.
While the initial purchase price of a tankless water heater can be significantly higher than that of a conventional water heater, the energy savings and equipment longevity can make costs a wash (pardon the pun). The bottom line: a tankless water heater can be a great option – as long as it is sized and installed by professionals like the ones you will always find at Hocon.
Please note: At Hocon, your safety and comfort are always our priority. Please see our Covid-19 Service Update Page to learn more about how we are working to keep our your family and our crews safe, your home comfort systems working and your oil and propane deliveries coming through this challenging time.