Written on: September 19, 2022
As the weather cools here in Central Maine, we’ll be using more hot water as we linger in the shower a little longer, run our dishwashers more with upcoming holiday meals, and have more visitors.
Is your home’s water heater up for the job? If the answer isn’t a resounding and immediate “Yes!” then it’s time to upgrade to a propane tankless water heater installed by the licensed, skilled technicians at AFC.
We sell, install, maintain, and repair top-quality propane tankless waters from leading makers such as Rinnai. AFC can also assist you with rebates and financing. Our affordable Comfort Plans help keep your new propane tankless water heater in peak condition while helping to shield you from big repair bills.
A standard storage water heater with a tank continues to heat the same tank of water all day and all night, whether you’re using it or not, meaning it wastes a lot of energy.
Propane tankless water heaters use energy only when you need hot water, so your water heating-related energy costs may be reduced by about 40%. With a propane tankless water heater, you will save money from the moment it’s installed. Water heating consumes approximately 20% of your home’s total energy usage, making your energy costs significantly lower!
You’ll never run out of hot water if you have a tankless water heater. No more waiting between showers for more hot water. You can take as long a shower as you want even if the dishwasher is running!
Age. The average lifespan of a storage-type water heater is 10 to 12 years. If your water heater is more than 10 years old, it’s time to begin planning its replacement so you can make a careful choice rather than a rushed one, which is what happens if your water heater fails.
Rusty water. When you notice rusty water coming from your faucet only when using hot water, it’s likely originating from the water heater tank. This might be indicative of an impending leak or complete failure of the water heater.
Wet floor around the water heater. Although water heater leaks might not be immediately visible, they can cause puddles or damp floors around your water heater over time.
Odd noises. When the water in your water heater tank is being heated, any strange sounds such as rumbling or banging made by your water heater are most likely caused by build-up and solidification of sediment in the bottom of the tank. Your water heater may be beyond repair and need to be replaced.
Bigger energy bills. As we said above, water heating uses approximately 20% of the energy consumed in a home. If you’re noticing a sudden, unexplained increase in your energy bills, it might be due to an inefficient water heater that needs to be replaced.
Enjoy comfort, convenience, and lower energy costs with a propane tankless water heater from AFC! Contact us today to get a FREE quote.