Propane Tankless Water Heaters: What Are the Advantages?

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If you’re like the average American homeowner, you’ll use somewhere between 60 and 70 gallons of hot water every day in your sinks, showers, and appliances. Unfortunately, if you have a conventional storage-type water heater, you will often pay to heat more water than that.

That’s because a conventional water heater stores the water it heats to keep it ready for use, and that stored water will eventually cool and need to be reheated.

With a tankless propane water heater, there’s no need to reheat water, because there is no storage tank. Instead, a tankless system heats the water you need – and only the water you need – on demand.

By operating this way, a tankless system enjoys some advantages over a traditional water tank-based water heater, including:

  • Unlimited hot water – Imagine never running out of hot water in the shower – even if the dishwasher and washing machine are running!
  • Lower bills – By operating only when hot water is needed (and not using a pilot light), a tankless system will cut your monthly bills – sometimes by as much as 40 percent.
  • More placement flexibility – Tankless systems can be wall mounted, and are about the size of a suitcase, which means you can put them in crawl spaces, attics, closets, and other tight spaces.
  • Greater durability – A water storage tank will eventually corrode and need to be replaced. Since they don’t store water, tankless water heaters don’t have to contend with rust and corrosion; as a result, they typically last 8-10 years longer than a conventional water heater.

Tankless water heaters do cost more than conventional water heaters up front, but as you can see, that cost often pays for itself quickly in the form of lower energy bills and other significant benefits. Still, if you simply want to upgrade your conventional water heater with a propane storage water heater, we can help you there, too.

Want lower bills, have limited space, and like the idea of never taking a cold shower again? A tankless water heater could be right for you – and propane is the way to power it. Contact Hocon today to learn more about the water heaters we offer and see which is right for your Connecticut home. And don’t forget to ask about the $100 rebate offers available for many Rinnai tankless water heater models!

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