If you’re shopping around for a new water heater for your Georgia home, you may be a bit overwhelmed by all the choices out there. Tankless water heater? Tank water heater? What size tank is right?
This can be especially stressful if you are choosing a new water heater because your current one is failing or has failed, and you have to make a quick decision on something that is a major investment in your home and in your family’s comfort.
We’re here to make it easier for you and show you why a propane tank water heater may be the right choice for you.
Don’t get us wrong, propane tankless water heaters are great (check out their advantages here).
But they may not work for you.
Cost is one reason. Tankless water heaters, between the equipment and installation, can cost twice as much (or more) than a tank water heater.
If you have to buy a water heater because your home’s water heater has failed, you may not be able to take on that extra expense right now. Speaking of money, your local propane dealer may be able to help you find applicable rebates for your new tank water heater.
Tank water heaters are easier and less expensive to install than tankless water heaters. And today’s tank water heaters are well made, with electronic ignition and highly insulated tanks.
So, you’ve decided to install a tank water heater in your home. Now, how are you going to power it?
This question is important, because the energy source you use has a major effect on your comfort and energy costs. We’ll show you why propane is the way to go when it comes to a tank water heater.
A 40-gallon propane water heater model delivers the same amount of hot water as a 50-gallon electric unit and delivers it much faster.
Is space a factor for you? Propane storage tank water heaters are smaller in size compared with electric models of the same capacity, so they can fit where an electric model may not.
This matters because recent federal efficiency standards require that all storage-tank water heater models must be larger. That means if you try to replace an old electric unit with a new, larger electric model, it may not fit in the same space. By the way, if you’re looking at serious space constraints, ask your propane equipment professional about propane tankless water heaters.
Propane also offers superior energy efficiency to electricity for water heating. Propane water heaters heat more water faster than their electric counterparts and do it with about 30% less cost. You’ll get more hot water with lower energy costs! And when you factor in that propane water heaters cost on average between 40% to 60% less to operate than comparable electric water heaters, you can save even more money in the long run!
Enjoy the benefits a propane tank water heater can bring to your Georgia home. Find a propane dealer near you!