Why Choose a Tankless Propane Water Heater?
Posted: April 17, 2018
Smart home buyers (and business owners) are quickly discovering the many advantages of propane – and one of the best ways to enjoy those advantages is by replacing your conventional water heater with a propane tankless model.
If you’re unfamiliar with tankless water heaters, here’s the low-down: unlike conventional water heaters, which store heated water in a tank for later use, a propane tankless water heater instantly heats the exact amount of water you need to feed your appliances and taps.
By operating this way, your tankless water heater enjoys some key advantages over conventional water heaters, including:
- Better efficiency – A conventional water heater needs to constantly heat water to keep it ready for use. Since tankless models only operate when you need hot water, you’ll save money on your energy bills.
- More placement flexibility – Most storage tanks are big and bulky, which limits where they can “live” in your home. Tankless models, on the other hand, are the size of a large suitcase – meaning that they can be mounted almost anywhere, including a closet wall or crawl space.
- Greater capacity – If you conventional water heater isn’t right sized to your home and use, you’ll simply run out of hot water. You’ll never run out of hot water with a tankless water heater because it heats water right from the pipe.
- A longer life span – Water will eventually corrode the inside of your water heater’s storage tank – a big reason why the average life expectancy of a conventional water heater is about 12 years. Without continuous exposure to standing water, a propane tankless heater will last almost twice that long – about 20 years on average.
The bottom line: if you want lower bills, have limited space, and like the idea of never taking a cold shower again, a tankless water heater is the way to go – and propane is the way to power it.
Considering a water heater upgrade for your North Carolina home? We can help! Contact Parker Gas today for a FREE, no obligation estimate on a propane tankless or conventional water heater.