Getting the Greatest Efficiency
Approximately 20% of your home's energy costs are spent heating water, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Fortunately, there are four ways to cut your water heating bills: use less hot water, turn down the thermostat on your water heater, insulate your water heater or install a new, more efficient model.
The Right Water Heater for You
Storage Tank Water Heaters
The most common type of water heater is a storage tank water heater, which has an insulated tank where water is heated and stored until it's needed.
- Storage tank water heaters are classified by the amount of water they hold in gallons. Tank size is a major consideration. If you intend to use a storage tank water heater, use our chart as a guide to finding the size you need.
- Another consideration for storage tank water heaters is recovery rate, which is the number of gallons of water they can heat in an hour. The greater your demand for hot water, the higher recovery rate you need.
- When buying a water heater, consider its energy efficiency and yearly operating costs. Dead River Company can help you get this information.
Tankless Water Heaters
Propane-fueled tankless water heaters have become increasingly popular—and for good reasons: They’re significantly more efficient because they only heat water when it’s needed, which means that during periods of inactivity they consume no propane and produce no emissions. That makes for lower bills and less impact on the environment—year-round.
A Free Estimate—and Expertise
Dead River Company's Residential Energy Advisors can help you choose a water heating system that works best for your lifestyle. Contact us today for more information and a free estimate.