Cottage Tankless Water Heaters Save You Real Money
It is winter now and most cottages and summer homes are shut down, closed up, and put to bed. This is a pretty standard ritual for Ontario cottage owners who drain water systems, store boats, and remove docks. We have numerous inquiries from cottage owners looking to move away from electric water heaters and into some type of alternative. I’m certain if you own a cottage you know of the ridiculous cost for hydro and are looking for a way to reduce it. A cottage tankless is a great way.
Why does electricity cost more in cottage country?
The actual price of electricity is the same for all of Ontario for the most part (smart meters owners have a fluctuating rate). The delivery charge is where Ontario home owners or cottages are charged differently. Basically, your town or local area population is tallied up and divided by the delivery, thus, major cities like Barrie, Eobicoke, Toronto, Vaughan have much lower delivery charges (the cost is split between a large number of people). Cottage country is widespread and has a low population so the delivery charge is split only between a few people and thus it’s higher.
Electric Vs Propane For A Cottage Tankless
Initially when cottagers contact us they are looking for an electric tankless, and they have the right idea as it will significantly reduce their electrical consumption. But, (there’s always a but) your electrical panel needs to have some serious power. An electric cottage tankless needs 240 volts, 12,000 watts, and 50 amps for the smallest system. This is why I have all cottage owners consider a propane cottage tankless water heater.
Technically a small propane cottage tankless system can run off your conventional BBQ tank and provide hot water for a month or more. We suggest having a 100 pound tank installed from a local propane supply company, and simply have it filled once a year. Propane usually costs between 20 and 50 cents a pound, pretty cheap really.
Benefits Of A Cottage Tankless
- Significantly reduced hydro bills
- The tankless drains easily for winter storage
- System hangs on the wall
- Some systems are designed for outdoor installation; simply hang on an outside wall, no vent necessary.
- If you’re not there during the week your system is consuming zero energy, yet it’s ready the moment you arrive.
If you have any questions regarding costs and installation of a cottage tankless water heater sized system give us a call (647) 925-1930 or fill out our quick form and we will reply as soon as we have what you’re looking for or requesting.