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Propane water heaters won’t drain your wallet

Posted: August 13, 2015

Propane tankless showers infographic

By choosing energy-efficient propane water heating systems over standard electric water heaters, you can significantly reduce your energy costs. The Department of Energy estimates that approximately 20 percent of a home’s energy costs are spent heating water. That’s why selecting an efficient water heater is critical — and propane fuels some of the most efficient water heating technologies available.

Tankless water heaters

Propane tankless water heaters provide comfort, versatility, convenience, and efficiency by supplying high volumes of hot water with compact and highly innovative technology.

These systems eliminate standby energy losses that occur in storage tank systems because they only heat water on demand. They’re compact in size, provide superior energy efficiency, and deliver an endless supply of hot water.

A tankless system can average a flow rate of about 222 gallons per hour, more than three times higher than a standard 50-gallon electric storage tank water heater’s delivery rate of 62 gallons in the first hour. This dramatic difference in performance can mean the difference between taking a hot shower or a cold shower!

Storage tank water heaters

Compact in size and equipped with leading features like electronic ignition and highly insulated tanks, Energy Star–qualified propane storage tank water heaters offer superior value and comfort.

They are a versatile, efficient, and reliable hot water solution, with a wide range of capacities to meet demands for any home. While they are more compact in size than electric units, they are not small on performance: A 50-gallon propane unit delivers the same amount of hot water as an 80-gallon electric unit.