Summer is approaching and that means campsites across the nation will open up for public use. These areas should be ready to handle a large influx of people using all sorts of amenities, including plumbing.
If your campsite wasn't operational during the winter, it may be worthwhile to upgrade your water heater to a tankless version in an effort to save on some foreseeable expenses headed your way.
Provide constant warm showers
At every campsite, there's a main building at the center of it all. This is where everyone congregates in the morning for coffee, and maybe take showers as well. If the main building sat unused all winter, chances are your storage water heater might be a little rusty from the lack of use.
The simple fact of the matter is that even if you took your storage water heater out of the building for the winter, over the years that system will start to falter. It accrues rust at a quick rate due to constant exposure to standing water, forcing it to use more energy to operate. Think about it like you would a car – if you're looking at two separate vehicles, and you knew that one would run on less gas and last twice as long than the other, which uses double the amount of gas and only lasts around 10 years on average, which would you buy?
Electric tankless water heaters put your campers on top of the pedestal by providing them with warm water any time of day, no matter how long it has been since it was last used. By generating warm water on-demand rather than storing it in a tank, this system uses less energy to do its job and camp owners can be certain that warm water will never run out. Going tankless ensures every last camper has the warm shower they want.
Camping can be a tricky business to finance. You need to pay for upgrades to infrastructure, foodservice, upkeep and utilities as well. While the Madison Gas and Electric Company found even though only 1 percent of the average building utility bill goes to water heating, this number drastically jumps up for camping grounds because customers all rely on the main building to provide warm water to stay clean.
"Tankless water heaters provide warm water on-demand."
Electric tankless water heaters last nearly five to 10 years longer than their storage counterparts and are between 8 and 34 percent more energy-efficient depending on which model you purchase, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. With some newer models having 99 percent energy efficiency, the amount of money that can be saved for a campground could be incredibly valuable in upgrading other parts of the operation.
Campgrounds are synonymous with getting in touch with nature, but with a storage water heater that's simply not the case. Buildings that use these outdated pieces of technology leave massive carbon footprints that contribute to global warming.
By switching to an energy-efficient water management system, the campground is essentially taking a stance on the environment and its well-being by cutting down the amount of energy it consumes. Not only does this save money, but it saves the atmosphere from excess greenhouse gas emissions. Telling the world you're an environmentally friendly campground doesn't hurt publicity either. Save money, provide better service to your customers and promote your campground all with one purchase – there are plenty of reasons to buy an electric tankless water heater for your campsite today.