When Hickory resident Jerry Falls noticed his old electric water heater failing, he began researching his replacement options.
“I kept hearing great things about propane tankless water heaters from friends who had them. They said they never, ever ran out of hot water, which had happened to me sometimes with my electric heater.”
Jerry called on his local propane company to advise him on getting a tankless water heater and he has no regrets.
“I’m really impressed. It’s convenient, it hangs right on the wall and you never have to think about it. You just turn on the faucet and you get all the hot water you want.”
Jerry says his wife and teenage daughter love their new tankless water heater, too.
“They can take all the hot baths and showers they want and we still have plenty of hot water left for laundry and dishes. We get this all for only about $25 a month. You can’t complain about that.”
“I won’t have to worry about replacing it for a very long time.”
Rose Martin of Raleigh had an unpleasant surprise when she returned home from work one evening. Her old propane water heater had burst at the seams and her utility room was ankle deep in water.
Always a multitasker, Rose called her plumber right away as she began to clean up the mess.
“He came out to see me the next day and offered to put in an electric water heater right away. That was tempting because I knew it would be a quick fix, but I decided to wait so I could do some research.”
What did she learn?
“I didn’t like what I read about electric water heaters using too much energy to heat so little water. I knew I wanted to stay with propane to heat my water.”
In the end, Rose opted for a tankless propane water heater.
”I love how it opened up a lot of space in my utility room, and I always get all the hot water I want at a very low cost. And I know I won’t have to worry about replacing it for a very long time.”
Rose also saved hundreds of dollars on the installation cost because her propane company helped her qualify for state and manufacturer rebates.