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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Me?

Written on: August 16, 2021

tankless water heater installation massachusettsWhy pay to heat water you’re not going to use – or to reheat already warmed water that’s been sitting in a tank?

That’s the thinking behind a tankless propane water heater, which instantly heats the water you need – and only the water you need – to use.

Operating this way gives a tankless system some advantages over a conventional water heater (one with a storage tank), including:

Tankless vs. Conventional Water Heaters

Of course, a conventional water heater can be a great choice, too – as long it’s powered by propane gas and not electricity!

Most people choose conventional water heaters because they cost less up front (they’re often half the price of a tankless water heater to install). Just keep in mind that the money you save on installation will be lost in the long run, since conventional water heaters are less efficient and don’t last as long (10 to 12 years, compared to 18-20 for tankless).

If you’re on the fence choosing between a conventional and tankless water heater, consider these rules of thumb:

Thinking about a water heater installation in Central Massachusetts or New Hampshire? Brideau Energy can help! Contact us today to learn more about finding the right propane water heater solution for your home.