What Are Tankless Water Heaters and How Do They Work?

Tankless water heaters are a fantastic addition to your home. Using a tankless water heater, you can save big on water heating costs – up to 50% over traditional, electric-powered water heaters, in some cases.

We offer a wide variety of propane products, including tankless water heaters. If you’re curious to learn more about tankless water heaters, read on. We’ll discuss what they do, how they work, and the benefits of using a propane tankless water heater.

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What Is A Tankless Water Heater?

A tankless water heater provides on-demand hot water, without requiring the use of a storage tank. Traditional water heaters use a large, insulated tank along with a heating element to heat and store a large volume of hot water for future use.

In contrast, tankless water heaters use dedicated, powerful heating elements to heat up a specific volume of water on-demand, as soon as it begins to flow through your pipes. Here are the details about how they work, and their benefits.

How Does A Tankless Water Heater Work?

When you turn on a tap for hot water, unheated water will travel through your plumbing into your water heater. Then, a powerful gas burner or electric heating element heats the water up – nearly instantly.

Usually, these water heaters can provide a water flow rate of somewhere between 2-5 gallons per minute. Some propane tankless water heaters offer even better performance, offering you 7-8+ gallons per minute.

Multiple water heaters can be installed throughout the home to increase the flow rate even further, and ensure that you never run out of hot water.

The Benefits Of Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters have a number of benefits that make them a great alternative to traditional water heaters. Let’s take a look at these now.

  • Incredibly energy-efficient – Because a tankless water heater is only turned on when hot water is required, it’s much more energy-efficient than a traditional water heater. Traditional water heaters must keep a large volume of water hot at all times – meaning quite a bit of energy is wasted heating water, even when it’s not needed.Because of this energy efficiency, you can save quite a bit on your monthly power bill!
  • Less wasted water – With a tankless water heater, you don’t have to run the tap until the water heats up. Your water will heat up instantly, eliminating wasted water. This is better both for the environment – and your wallet!
  • Provides unlimited hot water within capacity – As long as your hot water consumption is below your unit’s GPM (gallons per minute) capacity, you will never run out of hot water – no more cold showers in the morning after your family has used up all of the water!
  • Durable and long-lasting – A typical propane tankless water heater can last in excess of 20 years, while a tank-style water heater usually only lasts between 10-15 years.

Because of these benefits, and a variety of other advantages, tankless water heaters are becoming more and more popular with homeowners.

Choose A Propane Tankless Water Heater – And Save Big!

With proper installation and maintenance, a propane-powered tankless water heater can supply you with on-demand hot water for up to 20 years – and help you save quite a bit of money on your monthly power bill.

So don’t depend on an old-fashioned, tank-based water heater. Choose a propane tankless water heater today!