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Since 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy requires every new water heater to meet a higher efficiency rating. Here’s what you need to know when you’re ready to purchase or replace your water heater.
SIZE IS A FACTOR
New storage tanks are a few inches wider because of added insulation. This could tempt you to opt for a smaller water heater, but that could mean one or more family members getting a cold shower each morning. If you have a tight space, the solution is to opt for a tankless model, which is significantly smaller than a regular storage unit, but still delivers endless hot water.
PRICE COULD GO UP
Adding technology to meet new standards means a higher price tag for some models. Again, tankless water heaters are a cost-effective solution because current models already meet or exceed the new regulations without going up in price. Propane tankless water heaters save more than $150 a year in energy costs when compared with typical electric storage water heaters.
FUEL MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Your home will be better off when you use the most efficient technology with the best performing energy source, and that’s propane. With its small carbon footprint, fast heat-up time, and high efficiency rating, it delivers to keep your family comfortable.