Why Choose a Propane Tankless Water Heater?

Tankless water heater

You’ve probably gotten used to that big metal hot water tank sitting in your basement, and the occasional cold shower you have to endure after your teen takes 20 minutes with hers.

But you don’t have to: instead, you can upgrade to a propane tankless water heater.

Unlike a conventional water heater, which heats and then stores water in a tank, a propane tankless water heater instantly heats the water you need for your dishwasher, clothes washer, and taps.

Operating on demand this way gives a tankless water heater some key advantages over a conventional water heater, including:

  • Better efficiency – Unlike conventional water heaters, which need to heat and reheat water to keep it ready for use, tankless models only operate on demand. As a result, tankless water heaters can save you up to 30 percent on your water heating bill.
  • More placement flexibility – You can install a tankless water heater just about anywhere, since it’s about the size of a suitcase. It can be wall mounted in your basement, in a crawl space – even in a storage closet.
  • Unlimited hot water – Since tankless water heaters heat water instantly on demand, you’ll never run out of hot water.
  • Durability – A water storage tank will eventually corrode and need to be replaced. Since they don’t store water, tankless water heaters don’t have to contend with rust and corrosion; as a result, they typically last 8-10 years longer than a conventional water heater.

Tankless water heaters do cost more than conventional water heaters up front, but as you can see, that cost often pays for itself quickly in the form of lower energy bills and other significant benefits.

If you want lower bills, have limited space, and like the idea of never taking a cold shower again, a tankless water heater could be the right way to go for you – and propane is the way to power it.

Still not sure what kind of water heater is right for you? We can help. Contact W.H. Riley & Son today to learn more about the systems we offer and see which is the right fit for your Southeastern Massachusetts or Northern Rhode Island home!