Hot water is one of the most important necessities to ensure comfort at home. Whether used for bathing, dishes, or laundry, it is one of the most used home utilities. That’s why water heaters are one of your home’s most important appliances accounting for about 17% of your total energy use. Not only does your water heater type affect your monthly energy bill, but it can also affect the resale value of your home. If you are already running on a propane system, a propane tankless water heater can be a great addition to your home.
Benefits of Going Tankless
There are two main types of water heaters to choose from: storage tank water heaters and tankless water heaters. While tankless water heaters can initially be more expensive to purchase and install, they tend to be more efficient, accumulating greater savings over their lifetime. Tankless models sit on the wall like a small cabinet rather than using a storage tank that takes up floor space. Tankless models also only heat the water on demand when you go to use it, rather than constantly keeping it warm. Because of this, tankless water heaters tend to be more efficient and can produce hot water for longer periods of time. On top of that, tankless models tend to last longer having a lifespan of 20 years compared to tank models at 10 years.
Energy & Cost Efficiency
Propane water heaters are much more energy efficient while providing more consistent heat. By using propane, you can heat your water in less time. In fact, propane heaters can heat twice as much water in an hour compared to electric heaters. Even smaller, more compact tankless options provide the same energy output as a larger electric alternative. By using a tankless water heater, you avoid the standby energy losses that cost you money. For example, storage tank water heaters constantly keep the water in the tank warm, wasting energy and money. Tankless water heaters, however, only heat water when it is used, thus eliminating those energy losses. Because propane tankless water heaters are more efficient and have lower operating costs, their savings quickly add up. Along with being more energy efficient, they are a greener alternative to electric units, emitting less carbon and greenhouse gases.
Rebates for Switching
Rebates are available to help offset the price of purchasing and installing your new propane water heaters. Rinnai offers up to $100 in savings when purchasing a new tankless water heater. Delta Liquid Energy is a certified Rinnai dealer and can repair propane water heaters in most of our markets. Pairing Rinnai’s promotion with the $300 rebate offered by the Western Propane Gas Association (WPGA) can save you up to $400 in total when you purchase and install a propane Rinnai tankless water heater.
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