Do you think it’s time to replace your old water heater? Start off by speaking with your Iowa propane company. They can help you select a model that ensures you will have an abundant supply of hot water for your family at an affordable cost. Your propane company is also aware of the latest energy-efficient standards that could play a big role in your ultimate water heater choice.
For example, if you have an old storage tank water heater that is tucked inside a closet, alcove or other tight space, you may not be able to replace it with a new tank water heater. That’s because new water heaters now being manufactured have increased at least two inches in both height and width because of new water-heating efficiency standards mandated by the U.S. Department of Energy.
If this is an issue in your home, you can overcome these space constraints by choosing a propane tankless water heater, a compact unit that hangs right on a wall. Tankless water heaters eliminate standby energy losses that occur in storage tank systems because they only heat water on demand.
Since a tankless system can average a flow rate of hundreds of gallons per hour, you can always count on having plenty of hot water for your family—no matter how many showers, hot baths or laundry/dishwasher loads are running.
Even if you don’t have space constraints, a tankless water heater is a smart choice. It typically lasts twice as long as storage tank water heaters and produces twice as much hot water—with 50% less emissions than electric water heaters.
If that’s not enough, you may also qualify for rebates when you install a tankless water heater. Read more about these savings opportunities here.