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Propane Water Heaters: A Refreshing Way To Save Money

Date: November 20, 2020

tankless water heater installation arizonaDid you know that about 20% of a typical home’s energy costs involve heating your water? From washing your hands to showering to operating appliances like dishwashers and washing machines, it’s estimated that a family of four will use, on average, 60-70 gallons of hot water each day.

That’s why selecting an efficient and reliable water heater is so critical — and propane powers some of today’s most efficient water heating technologies.

Tankless Propane Water Heater: 3 Great Benefits

One great option is a tankless propane water heater.

  1. Lower bills – By operating only when hot water is needed, a tankless system will cut your monthly water heating bills. It’s estimated that you can save more than $150 a year in annual energy costs compared with electric models.
  2. Plenty of hot water – A propane tankless water heater can produce more than 200 gallons of hot water per hour, compared with a standard 50-gallon electric storage tank water that only delivers 64 gallons of hot water in the first hour. This dramatic variance in performance can mean the difference between a hot shower and a cold shower.
  3. Easy fit – Tankless systems can be mounted on the wall; these units are about the size of a suitcase, which means your propane installer can put them in crawl spaces, attics, closets and other tight spaces.

How does a tankless water heater work?

If you have a traditional water heater now, it heats water and then stores it until you need it. In many cases – especially if it is in an unheated space and not properly insulated – a tank water heater will lose heat as time goes by.

With a tankless water heater, when you turn on an appliance or open your hot water faucets, water circulates through a heat exchanger in the tankless unit and delivers hot water on-demand. This change can result in a 40% improvement in efficiency, permitting virtually unlimited access to hot water.

To make it easier for you to make the right choice, visit this page on our website. You’ll be able to use an interactive tool that determines how much hot water you need. This will help you find the perfect propane water heater for you and your family.

And please make sure you visit the Equipment Rebates page to save money on your purchase!

Other Tips For Conserving Hot Water

Even if you have an efficient propane water heating system, you can save even more hot water by following these tips.

  • Typical shower: 10 gallons.
    Save by installing low-flow shower heads.
  • Average load of laundry: 25 gallons.
    Save by washing your clothes in cold water whenever possible and adjusting the water level if you’re washing a smaller load.
  • Running your bathroom or kitchen faucet: two gallons per minute.
    Save by shutting off your faucet if you’re not actually using the water. This includes brushing your teeth or shaving.
  • Dishwasher cycle: six gallons.
    Save by not running the dishwasher until it’s completely full.

Contact your local propane company to get started on enjoying better hot water efficiency and stopping money from going down the drain.