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What to Look for in a New Propane Water Heater

Date: October 30, 2018

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Do you think it’s time to replace your old water heater? You’re not alone. Each year, many Arizonians take the plunge and upgrade to a more efficient water heating system that can save them money on energy costs while ensuring they will always have plentiful supply of hot water.

Of course, when considering such an investment in your home, you want to make the best selection possible. After all, you will be living with your water heater for quite a while.

The best way to get started is to complete this brief questionnaire to determine how much water you typically use in your household. Once you complete it, you will be able to view your options, which can include non-condensing propane tankless water heaters, condensing propane tankless water heaters and conventional propane water heaters with a storage tank.

Trust your local propane expert

This initial research will give you a head start when you speak with your Arizona propane company. They can work with you to help 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 recent changes in 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 count on having plenty of hot water for your family—from showers and hot baths to laundry, dishwashing, food preparation and more.

Your propane company will be glad to give you advice and answer your questions. They will also tell you how you can qualify for rebates when you install a propane water heater.

Why not contact them soon?