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Water Heater Buying Guide

Posted: June 20, 2022

Pioneer Oil and Propane can help!

water heater options massachusettsWhen your home’s water heater is approaching the end of its lifespan and becoming less efficient and dependable, you may feel like the process of purchasing a new one will be hard. It isn’t with Pioneer Oil and Propane!

We are with you every step of the way with expert water heater sales, installation, and service. We’ll also help you with securing financing and any rebates your new water heater is eligible for.
Something else we’ll do is help you answer these three questions, so you get the right water heater for your Central Massachusetts home.

Which energy source should I use for my water heater?

Is your current water heater fueled by electricity? If it is, this is a fantastic opportunity to switch to a propane water heater! That’s because propane water heaters give you both better comfort and money savings.

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

Because to its exceptional energy efficiency, a propane water heater will save you up to $4,000 over the typical 10-year lifespan of a tank-style water heater from a comparable electric model.

In terms of energy efficiency, a propane water heater is fantastic in several ways. Its recovery rate is twice as quick as an equivalent electric water heater. The wait for hot water to shower will be significantly shortened.

What kind of a water header should I get?

You have a choice when it comes to propane water heaters. 

There are several advantages to installing a traditional storage water heater with a tank. A 40-gallon propane water heater model generates the same amount of hot water as a 50-gallon electric unit while being far faster when it comes to heating water. It’s also less expensive to purchase, install, maintain, and repair.

On-demand propane tankless water heaters provide limitless hot water. Furthermore, because it only heats water when you require it, your energy bills will go down considerably. When you consider that water heating accounts for roughly 20% of your home’s energy use, it is a significant amount of money saved.

Finding out a water heater’s efficiency

Look for the Energy Factor (EF) rating while comparing water heaters; this indicates 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 

Contact us to get started on upgrading to a new, high-efficiency water heater. And don’t forget to ask about our affordable service plans!