How To Choose a New Water Heater

Written on: June 20, 2022

Hometowne Energy makes the decision easy!

water heaters new yorkWhen your water heater is nearing the end of its life and becoming less efficient and dependable, you may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of replacing it. There’s no stress with Hometowne Energy!

You can count on us to ensure that you get the best water heater for your needs. We’ll be there every step of the way with expert water heater sales, installation, and maintenance. We’ll also assist you in obtaining financing and any rebates your new water heater qualifies for.

We’ll also assist you in answering these three questions so that you get the appropriate water heater for your Finger Lakes region house.

Your water heater’s energy source

Is your current water heater powered by electricity? If that’s the case, you may save a lot of money by switching to a propane water heater! Because propane water heaters provide greater comfort while being more cost-efficient, this is an excellent opportunity to make the switch.

Propane water heaters on average cost $25 less each month to operate than electric water heaters, resulting in substantial savings on your water heating expenses.

A propane water heater will save you approximately $4,000 over a tank-style electric water heater of comparable capacity during an average ten-year lifespan.

In terms of energy efficiency, a propane water heater offers a lot. Its recuperation rate is twice as rapid as an equivalent electric water heater. The time waiting between showers will be shortened because hot water will be available much faster.

The type of water heater you want

You have a choice when it comes to propane water heaters.
There are several benefits to installing a traditional storage water heater with a tank. A 40-gallon propane water heater produces the same amount of hot water as a 50-gallon electric one while heating water much faster. It’s also less expensive to buy, install, maintain, and repair.

On-demand propane tankless water heaters provide endless hot water whenever you need it. Additionally, because it only heats water when you need it, your energy costs will be significantly reduced. When you take into account that water heating makes up about 20% of your home’s energy consumption, this could lead to a significant amount of money saved.

Finding out a water heater’s efficiency

When comparing water heaters, look for the Energy Factor (EF) rating. The EF rating shows a water heater’s energy efficiency based on how much hot water is generated per unit of fuel burned over a typical day.

The higher the EF, the more efficient the water heater is. Here is what goes into the EF rating: 

Recovery efficiency: How efficiently the heat is applied to the water 

Standby loss: The percentage of heat loss per hour of the stored water 

Cycling loss: The loss of heat as the water circulates through the unit 

Get in touch with Hometowne Energy to get started on upgrading to a new, high-efficiency water heater. And don’t forget to ask about our service plans to protect your investment!