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Propane Gas Water Heaters: Our Recommendations

Are you building a new home or replacing your water heater? Have you considered purchasing a propane gas water heater to ensure your comfort and save money?
Indeed, propane appliances offer many advantages such as low energy costs, high performance and speed, excellent reliability, and durability with minimal regular
maintenance. Propane appliances also do not require electricity to operate and offer even more advantages.

Here are some practical tips to help you choose the right propane gas water heater for your home.

The different types of gas water heaters

There are two types of appliances:

The storage water heater with an external or built-in water tank. The gas fuels the burner and continuously heats the stored water for your home’s needs. A
thermostat measures the temperature of the water and turns on the heating element when necessary.

The gas-fired water heater, also known as an on-demand water heater. It is a wall-mounted tankless water heater that takes up little space. It is the most environmentally friendly model and heats water instantly on demand using a coil
system. A propane tankless water heater offers many advantages such as:

– It consumes about 30% less energy than tank models, so your running costs
are reduced.
– It provides unlimited hot water at all times.
– There is no bacterial growth in the tank.
– It offers a long service life (over 20 years) depending on the quality of your
water.

What to consider when choosing a propane gas water heater

There are several criteria to consider to determine the water heater that will perfectly meet your needs, allowing you to combine comfort and savings.

The main ones are:

  • The size of your home (number of rooms)

It makes sense that your hot water needs will be different if you live alone or as a couple in a small apartment than if you live in a house with several water rooms. An instantaneous gas water heater is recommended for a small apartment, as it takes up little space and is easy to install. Choose a storage water heater for a larger house, which is better suited to supply hot water to several bathrooms.

  • The number of people in your home

A family of 4, 5, or 6 people living in your home will have more significant hot water needs. A gas-fired storage water heater with a 40 or 50-gallon tank is ideal.

  • Your hot water consumption

You need to consider the hot water needs of each person in the household and their behaviour. While you may enjoy taking a quick shower, your children may
prefer staying under the hot running water.

Don’t forget to consider your hot water use from sinks, kitchen sinks, and appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers.

  • The location your water heater is installed

If you are replacing your old water heater, you should know that your new appliance will probably take up more space than your old one, so make sure you
have enough room to install it as today's models have more insulation built into them.

Do you wish to install a propane gas water heater for your home? Don’t hesitate to contact Propane Levac! The team will be happy to advise you.