Tankless Water Heaters
Propane tankless water heaters are on the cutting edge of energy efficiency and environmentally friendly hot water delivery.
Want to know where your homeowner's energy costs are going? Just turn the hot-water faucet. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that approximately 20 percent of a home's energy costs are spent heating water. That's why helping your homeowner select an efficient water heater is critical and a propane tankless water heater is one of the most efficient options available. By choosing a tankless propane water heater instead of a standard electric water heater, a homeowner can reduce energy costs by up to 50 percent and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 61 percent.
A propane tankless water heater is an "on-demand" system. When a homeowner opens a hot-water tap, the unit senses the demand and starts the heating process. The water flows through a heat exchanger, where it heats to the homeowner's desired temperature. When the faucet is closed, the heater automatically shuts off. Tankless water heaters are priced as low as $400 plus installation, depending on size and volume of water-heating demand, and are widely available through many propane retailers and plumbing professionals.
To select the right tankless unit for your project, add up the gallons per minute estimated for the household during peak demand and match that number to the EnergyGuide label on the water heater.
In addition to tanklesss water heaters, manufacturers offer an array of innovative water-heating technologies, including condensing storage tank systems and cogeneration units that combine space heating and water heating. Learn more about today's water-heating options and find out which system is right for your next project by checking out our comparative water heating research.