Which Type Of Water Heater Is Best For You?

Written on: June 19, 2023

Energy Efficiency Is Key: Here’s How to Get It

water heaters Boerne, tx Did you know heating water accounts for between close to 20% of your energy costs? It’s true! And, it means that choosing an efficient water heater is one of the most important considerations you can make. Of course, any new water heater will be more efficient than older technology, but it’s important to choose the right option for your home and your needs.

You have two basic options. A traditional tank-style water heater keeps may gallons of water hot in a tank until you need it. A tankless propane water heater (also known as demand water heaters) instantly heat water when you need it, rather than keeping a large tank hot all the time.

Tankless water heaters are more expensive, but they are also much more efficient than a tank-type unit. Customers often ask us if they’re worth the investment—but it’s really about the return on the investment. Here’s what to consider:

Water Heating by the Numbers

The Pros of Going Tankless

The Bottom Line

A traditional tank-style water heater is inexpensive to replace, but costs a lot more to run. That’s not a great return, even on a small investment. And it can’t really deliver enough hot water for more than two or three showers in a row, assuming no one is washing dishes or using hot water for anything else.

Ready to learn more about the benefits of a tankless water heater for your home? The pros at Pico can help you choose the best option for your needs and install it correctly, and provide maintenance and repairs. Enjoy energy efficiency and all the hot water you need with a new water heater! Contact us today to get started.