If you’re ready to replace your water heater, please talk to your Arizona propane company about your options. They can help you choose a model that ensures you will have an abundant supply of hot water for your family. They can also tell you about recent changes in government energy-efficient standards could affect your 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 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.