“This is something that’s going to pay for itself”
When James Cornish decided to remodel his Kirkwood home, he was committed to making an investment in what he described as “the mechanicals of the house.”
“Our bills for heat and hot water were going through the roof,” he said.
James liked the solution his local propane company presented: installing a high-efficiency propane furnace and propane tankless water heater.
“This is something that’s going to pay for itself over time, and our house is super comfortable now,” he said.
James said that thanks to the new tankless water heater, his family never has to worry about running out of hot water, which was a major problem in the past.
“The biggest problem we have right now is getting our two teenagers out of the shower!”
“I really wanted a hot shower”
Tammy Martino of Lee’s Summit had waited too long to replace her water heater.
“I knew my old propane water heater needed to be replaced, but I kept putting it off. But one night, when I was watching TV, I heard this big splashing sound in my laundry room. I checked it out and saw all this water pouring out of the side of the tank.”
Tammy shut off her water valve and called her plumber the next morning.
“He told me he had an electric water heater on his truck and that he could come over with it the next day and install it for me. That was tempting because I really wanted a hot shower as soon as possible, but I didn’t want to make a panic buy. I wanted to research my options for a few hours.”
Tammy hopped on the Internet and started comparing electric waters with propane water heaters.
“I didn’t have to read too long to know my instincts were right. Electric water heaters just use too much energy to heat so little water. I didn’t want to worry about higher electric bills or running out of hot water when I was in the shower. I knew I wanted to stay with propane to heat my water.”
After consulting with her propane company, Tammy decided to install a tankless propane water heater.
“It really opened up a lot of space in my laundry room with a water tank no longer there. And I absolutely love getting all the hot water I want at an even lower cost than before. I know I won’t have to worry about replacing it for a very long time. While I was doing my research, I read that tankless water heaters last about twice as long as storage tanks.”
Tammy also saved hundreds of dollars on the installation cost because her propane company helped her qualify for state rebates.