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Considerations When It’s Time To Upgrade Your Propane Water Heater

Posted: July 5, 2017

Propane tankless water heaters give you a lot of great benefits you won’t get from conventional water heaters (water heaters that store hot water in a tank for later use) –unlimited hot water, greater efficiency, more placement flexibility, and a smaller carbon footprint, to name a few.

That’s why when it comes to upgrading your home’s water heating system – something you’ll have to do about every 7-10 years with a conventional water heater, but only every 15-20 years with a tankless water heater (another advantage) – we generally recommend tankless models, even if they cost a little more up front.

By delivering significantly better efficiency (which means lower energy bills for you) and a longer life span, a tankless water heater will pay for itself quickly – usually within a few years.

Now that doesn’t mean conventional water heaters can’t be a good choice for your home, too (as long as they’re powered by propane rather than electricity!). Here are some rules of thumb for choosing between conventional and tankless water heaters:

Whatever option you choose, be sure to hire a professional to properly size and install your water heater so you can get the most out of its performance for years to come!

Time to upgrade your water heating system? Check out our current Special on a Rinnai Tankless water heater here – or  visit one of our local showrooms to talk with our water heater experts!