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Tankless Propane Water Heaters vs. Electric Tank Water Heaters

Tankless Propane vs. Electric Tank

Posted: March 31, 2016

Did you know that clean-burning, efficient propane is much friendlier to the environment than electricity? Comparing the effects of a propane tankless water heater versus a standard electric tank water heater can really help you appreciate the difference.

  • When you use a propane tankless unit to heat your water, very little fuel is wasted in the combustion process.
  • When you use an electric tank water heater, about two-thirds of the energy used by a power plant to generate and transmit the electricity goes to waste.

That’s why propane tankless water heaters overall produce about 50% less carbon emissions when compared with an electric water heater storage tank.

With a tankless water heater, you’ll also prevent the wasteful “standby losses” you get with the typical electric storage water heater.

Please contact us to learn more about the many ways you can use environmentally friendly propane at home. We’ll be glad to answer your questions and share expert advice—because your comfort is our concern!