Tankless Hot Water Heaters FOR THE WIN!

- 9:29 am - January 15th, 2020

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Unless you are plagued with frequent cold showers or high energy bills, you probably don’t spend too much time thinking about your home’s hot water heater. But, if your water heater is nearing the end of its lifespan or if you are looking to reduce energy costs, why not consider making the switch to propane?

According to the Propane Education and Research Council, propane-fueled water heaters use less energy, cost less to operate and have fewer emissions compared with electric models. That means more hot water for longer, and it’s better for the environment and your wallet!

Not familiar with propane? Here’s a little information:

Propane is primarily a byproduct of domestic natural gas processing. Nontoxic, colorless, and virtually odorless, propane is a low-carbon alternative fuel that produces significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than diesel or gasoline.

It’s also more abundant than in year’s past!

U.S. propane supplies have increased due to the growing supply of natural gas and 98% of propane is manufactured domestically.

It’s not just for your grill!

Though many people associate propane with gas grills, it is most commonly used for home and water heating, for cooking, and as fuel for engine applications such as forklifts, mowers, generators, and irrigation engines. It’s also gaining traction as a source of fuel for cars and trucks.

Choosing propane

Did you know that you can choose between a storage tank and tankless propane water heater?

Depending on your space and capacity needs, propane tankless systems heat water on-demand and go into standby mode when the water is not in use, saving energy. Since they are mounted units, they save up to 16 square feet of floor space. Propane storage tank systems store a large amount of water waiting to be used throughout your home, keeping it at a comfortable 120 degrees.

In addition to space savings, tankless propane water heaters provide and endless supply of water, averaging more than 200 gallons per hour. That means no more cold showers!

By comparison, a 50-gallon electric storage tank water heater delivers just 64 gallons per hour.

Here are some more reasons to consider switching:

  • Propane storage tanks save about 13-16 percent in annual energy costs and produce 46% less emissions compared with electric and heating oil units
  • Tankless propane water heaters will save you around $150 per year in energy costs
  • Propane water heaters may qualify for incentives and rebates

Make the switch!

Reach out to Phillips Energy to talk about the different options available for your hot water needs. One year for you is like 10 years for your water heater. Be proactive, don’t wait until your water heater fails, or worse.