We know what we want, and we want it now!
In this age of on-demand everything, we’re used to getting what we want pretty immediately. From shopping to movies to tv shows to transportation, the get-it-now culture has been easy to get used to. And now, with the help of propane tankless water heaters, cost-efficient, hot water is also available on demand.
Depending on how much water is used in your household, tankless water heaters can be up to 50% more energy efficient than conventional tank water heaters, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. With that kind of savings in mind, more consumers are making the switch every day.
So how are tankless water heaters so much more efficient? In short, they use less energy. Storage tank systems heat water on demand, resulting in standby energy losses that are simply not a factor for tankless heaters. Propane tankless units are incredibly energy efficient and compact, and they keep the hot water supply coming without actually keeping the water hot all day long.
The days of waiting to take a hot shower until after the washing machine is done are over. With a tankless water heater, there’s no delay or break in the hot water supply.
To be clear, we’re talking about a lot of water—and the difference between a lifetime of lukewarm or cold showers and a new standard for hot showers all the time. Tankless water heaters have an average flow rate of up to about 222 gallons per hour, while most homeowners are used to a delivery rate of about one-third that, from an electric storage-tank water heater, which delivers 62 gallons in the first hour.
If that’s not convenient enough for you, consider this: with some tankless propane water heaters, you can get on-demand access via Wi-Fi, so you can manage your options from your phone, laptop, or tablet. You can even use a smart home device (think Amazon’s Echo or Google Home) to get the job done.
Eliminate the need for electricity as your primary power source for hot water, and enjoy great savings—both in terms of space and money!
Read on to learn more about what you need to know so you can get a propane tankless water heater in your home!
Tankless propane water heaters offer a level of variety, so you can customize your options to get what works best for your household. Think about the following:
As you figure out the answers to these questions, your needs will reveal themselves. If you’re not sure, get in touch with your propane provider and they can answer your questions about the process. You can also take this short questionnaire to get a clearer picture of your hot water needs.
Once your questions are answered and you’ve chosen your tankless water heater, you’ll need to set up your installation. Here’s a list of considerations to keep in mind:
What’s next? It’s important that you arrange for water heater maintenance so you can continue enjoying your propane tankless water heater for years to come. You can expect to arrange for annual maintenance, however households with hard water in the area may need more frequent service. This will help you avoid mineral buildup in your heater’s heat exchanger, which blocks warer flow and makes the water heater work harder. Learn more from your propane service provider about your water and what it means for your tankless water heater maintenance.
You’ve learned a lot about propane tankless water heater features, and how they can operate with higher efficiency than electric, while saving you money. Now it’s time to learn how to save from the get-go!
Once your plan is in place, be sure to cash in on any rebates you are eligible for. Learn about how you can save hundreds of dollars on new propane appliances through Propane Arizona equipment rebates here.