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Tankless Water Heaters Deliver What Arizona Homeowners Need

Date: March 15, 2019

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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 Water Heaters for Arizona Homeowners: Get What Works for You

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:

  • How many tubs do you have?
  • How many showers do you have?
  • What other appliances do you have that require hot water? (dishwasher, washing machine, etc.)
  • How many of these might be in use at a given time?

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.

Choosing Tankless

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:

  • Where do you want to keep the tankless water heater? Since you can utilize smaller spaces that might not have been an option before, think it through—maybe you want it in a closet or under a sink.
  • If you’d like to use the water and propane lines already in place, consider installing your new water heater in the same spot where the old one was.
  • Think about proximity and accessibility to spaces where hot water is critical: the kitchen, bathrooms, and the laundry room.
  • Keep in mind the location of the electric panel: your tankless unit should be in that vicinity as well.

Welcome to Tankless!

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!

Switch and Save

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.