How many times have you been in the shower, and the water suddenly turned icy cold? Do you ever find yourself standing at your kitchen sink, waiting for the water to warm up?
If you have a traditional storage-tank water heater, the issue could be its recovery rate. This metric tells the number of gallons of hot water your system can generate in an hour. Happily, propane water heaters have roughly double the recovery rate of electric products.
But if you want virtually unlimited hot water, you should consider upgrading to a tankless propane water heater.
As the name suggests, tankless water heaters do not have storage tanks.
Instead, they produce hot water on demand whenever you open a tap. A flow sensor tells the unit how intense of a flame is needed to heat adequate water. This flame continues to heat water until the faucet is closed, at which point the unit shuts off.
To begin, there is no recovery rate with tankless water heaters. Instead, our technicians look at all your appliances and fixtures that require hot water, then determine the peak flow rate for your home.
With that number, we can choose a propane tankless water heater that meets it. You won’t ever have to wait until everyone’s finished showering to run the dishwasher again!
Tankless water heaters are also far more efficient because they don’t have to heat and reheat unused water in a storage tank. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy has determined that households using tankless water heaters are up to 34% more energy efficient than those with storage-tank appliances.
You don’t need to worry about a leaking tank causing water damage, plus tankless systems take up much less space. These suitcase-sized appliances will save you about 12 square feet of floor space.
Generally speaking, tankless water heaters are slightly pricier than traditional storage-tank models. But you can expect an average energy savings of $150 per year, so you’ll make up the difference in price in six or seven years. And because tankless water heaters have less exposure to corrosive particles, they can operate for more than twenty (20) years before needing to be replaced!
Are you in the market for a new propane water heater for your home in Wake, Chatham, or a surrounding county in North Carolina? Then, the LG Jordan team is here to help.
We have a wide selection of storage tank and tankless propane water heaters. We sell and install top-of-the-line tankless products from industry-leader Rinnai, and we can help you qualify for manufacturer discounts. Come to us, and we will find a product that’s perfect for your home and family. We can help you save up to $400 on a new unit this season!
Get started on the process of finding an efficient, high-performing water heater. Schedule an appointment today to get started.