For supreme energy efficiency, a propane tankless water heater is hard to beat. An Energy Star-qualified propane tankless water heater can cost about 60 percent less to operate than a standard electric storage tank, while providing a longer-lasting stream of hot water. Because a tankless unit does not need to maintain a stored water supply, it can reduce standby energy loss by up to 15 percent compared with storage water heaters. As an added bonus, tankless water heaters take up less space, are less subject to corrosion, and can last more than twice as long as a tank-style system.
Instant Heat When You Want It
Tankless water heaters are "on demand" systems. When you open your hot water tap, the unit senses the demand and starts the heating process. As water flows through a heat exchanger, it quickly warms to your desired temperature. When the tap is closed, the propane heater automatically shuts off. No wasted time and more important to your pocketbook, no wasted energy.
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While tankless water heating systems are clearly more efficient, they are also becoming more affordable. While payback times will vary, a whole-house tankless water heating unit can replace a 40-gallon tank water heater while providing virtually endless hot water for all of your needs. So, if your family uses a lot of hot water each month, a propane tankless water heater can deliver instant heat and lower energy bills when compared to an electric tank unit.