These days, instant gratification goes a long way.
We can stream media on demand, arrange transportation in seconds, and order our groceries from our phones. Now, we can even get cost-efficient hot water on-demand as well—and that is thanks to propane tankless water heaters, which are growing in popularity every day.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy and depending on how much water your home uses, tankless water heaters can offer up to 50% more energy efficiency than homeowners get from conventional tank water heaters. Here are a few helpful facts about how they operate:
In terms of numbers, here’s what you need to know: A tankless water heater can average a flow rate of about 222 gallons per hour—more than triple the delivery rate of a standard 50-gallon electric unit (which delivers 62 gallons in the first hour). This makes a big difference in terms of water, but also in terms of taking an enjoyable shower!
The convenience of tankless water propane heaters is truly outstanding. Some units include on-demand access if you have Wi-Fi connectivity, so you can make changes from your own device, whether it’s a phone, tablet, laptop or even home device like the Amazon Echo or Google Home.
A few additional benefits of propane tankless water heaters:
Now it’s time to learn more about adding a propane tankless water heater to your home.
As you think about your needs, here are a few things to consider about your home:
As you consider what you need in a propane tankless water heater, get in touch with your propane provider. They will be able to answer your questions and walk you through the process. And take this short questionnaire to get a better understanding about your hot water needs.
Now that you know where you’re headed with your water heater choice, it’s time to reach out to a qualified propane contractor to set up your installation. You’ll need to think about where in your home you want the new unit to go. You might want to consider a small space—since you can!—and keep the new unit under a sink or in a closet.
From an economical standpoint, installing it at or near your old water heater’s “home” is worth considering, as water and propane lines will already be in place. Of course, another consideration is proximity to where you’re using hot water: bathrooms, the kitchen, the laundry room. You want easy access for maintenance and repairs, and the unit should be installed near the electrical panel.
Proper maintenance is the best way to protect your investment. Enjoy the convenience and cost-savings of your new propane tankless water heater with regular service checks from a professional.
If your area has hard water, more frequent checks may be necessary, as minerals like calcium and magnesium can collect and cause issues in the unit’s heat exchanger. This will block water flow and decrease efficiency. Check in with your propane service provider about your water and what it means for your tankless water heater maintenance.
Now you’re equipped to get started with a cost saving, highly efficient propane tankless water heater!
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