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Water Heater Installation: Things To Keep In Mind

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Parker Gas will help you make the right choice!

Are you planning to replace your home’s water heater?

If so, you have some thinking to do. We’re here today to help you with that!

Parker Gas is a certified Advanced Comfort Expert dealer of water heaters from Rinnai, the gold standard for water heaters, and also installs, maintains, and repairs water heaters.

Our equipment experts can walk you through the entire process, from helping you choose the right water heater through installation and beyond. And we’ll help you take advantage of any specials or rebates you can get for your new water heater.

Before installation, these are the things you need to consider and decide.

What fuel should I use for my water heater?

If your current water heater is powered by electricity, replacing it offers you the perfect opportunity to convert to a propane water heater!

What makes propane such a great alternative to electricity when it comes to running your water heater? Here are just some of the ways propane is so much better than electricity.

Propane water heaters cost about $25 less per month to operate than electric water heaters. Over time, propane cuts the operating costs for your water heating by a third!

Thanks to better energy efficiency, you can save up to $4,000 over the average 10-year lifespan of a conventional tank-style water heater by using propane instead of electricity.

The efficiency of propane is also measured in time. A propane water heater’s recovery rate is twice as fast as a comparable electric water heater. You’ll use less energy to get your water hot, and save time!

All these energy savings can make a big difference as water heating accounts for 20% of your home’s energy usage.

What type of water heater should I install?

The two main choices in propane water heaters are the conventional storage water heaters, which have a tank, and tankless water heaters. Each have advantages, and we’ll help you choose the one that works for you.

Tank-style water heaters are less expensive to buy and install. Because they are so simple in terms of their operation, maintenance and repair tend to be affordable.

We’ll work with you to make sure you have the right size tank for your home and your family’s hot water needs.

But tankless water heaters offer many advantages.

While tankless water heaters do cost more upfront to purchase and install, they can last twice as long (or even longer!) than conventional storage water heaters.

Tankless water heaters give you all the hot water you want, right when you want it. No more waiting between showers! And you can take a shower at the same time the dishwasher is running with no worries.

A tankless water heater can lower your water heating costs by 35% or more.

No tank means there is no tank that can fail and cause water damage inside your home.

Ready to upgrade to a new water heater? Contact us to get started!