Tankless Propane Water Heaters: Ideal for North Carolina Homeowners Part 2

Posted: March 15, 2019

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In our previous post, we explained the benefits of propane tankless water heaters and why they represent a perfect fit for today’s on-demand world. Our exploration continues here, with a focus on how you can go about choosing the perfect tankless water heating unit for your North Carolina home.

Depending on a few key factors, like how many tubs and showers you have, how often you’re running appliances like a washing machine or dishwasher, and how many of these would be in use at once, you can customize your tankless water heater to suit your needs.

As you consider your needs, or if you need some help figuring out what’s most important, get in touch with your propane provider. They’ll walk you through the process. In addition, take this short questionnaire to get a clearer understanding of your household’s hot water needs.

Planning Ahead

So you’ve chosen tour tankless water heater: congratulations! Your next step is to contact a qualified propane contractor and make an appointment for your water heater installation. Since tankless water heaters are so much smaller than what you’re probably used to, you can consider some additional locations for the installation. You might want to keep the unit under a sink or in a closet, and having it near places where a lot of hot water is used is also important.

From a budgetary standpoint, it makes the most financial sense to install it where the old water heater was, so the water and propane lines are already in place. One final consideration is that the unit should be near the electrical panel.

Planning: A Tankless Life

It’s important that you protect your investment and keep up with your water heater maintenance from year to year. You’ll need to have your tankless water heater serviced once a year.

If you have hard water, a higher frequency of service may be in order so you can avoid mineral buildup in the heater’s heat exchanger. This can block water flow and will force your heater to work harder. Check in with your propane service provider to learn more about your water and what it means for your tankless water heater maintenance.

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Learn About Rebates

Want to save hundreds? You might be eligible for a rebate, so take a look at the many available Propane North Carolina equipment rebates!