Tankless Propane Water Heaters: Ideal for North Carolina Homeowners

Posted: February 15, 2019

Hands under running water

The wave of the future is happening now—even when it comes to hot water.

These days, when a consumer wants something, they can generally get it with the click of a mouse or tap of a screen. And with hot water, it’s no different—when there’s a propane tankless water heater in the picture, of course.

As deal-seeking consumers become increasingly cost conscious and price savvy, tankless water heaters have seen an uptick in popularity. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, they’re up to 50% more efficient than conventional water heaters (depending on home water use).

Tankless water heaters cut out the energy losses we see in storage-tank system, as they only heat water on demand—no need to keep it hot all day. A compact propane tankless unit that provides “instant” hot water delivers superior energy efficiency, while offering plenty of hot water. Gone are the days of waiting for a hot shower because the hot water ran out, or someone else is running hot water somewhere in the house. With a tankless water heater, these concerns are gone!

With an average flow rate of 222 gallons of hot water per hour, a tankless water heater delivers more than three times the hot water of a standard 50-gallon electric storage-tank water heater—even with its first hour at 62 gallons. Bye, cold showers!

Added Convenience

With Wi-Fi connectivity, some tankless heaters can be monitored from afar, whether it’s through an Amazon Echo, Google Home, or by way of a phone, tablet or laptop. Taking up less space than a traditional propane water heater, a tankless water heater does not require electricity, and it does not need to have natural gas lines installed.

We’ll continue with this examination of tankless water heaters in our next post.