Converting Hot Water Heater
Hot Water in Abundance With Lower Cost
Propane is one of the most cost-efficient ways to heat water for domestic use. So when you’re doing laundry, running the dishwasher, and still need to hop in the shower… propane can handle it.
A traditional 32-gallon propane water heater can produce 109 gallons of hot water per hour, as compared to 30 gallons per hour in a comparably-sized electric water heater. And because propane is so effective at heating water and keeping it hot, its operating cost is much lower than electricity.
Propane offers several methods for heating hot water:
- Traditional water heater (as described above)
- Tankless Water Heaters
This option produces hot water on demand at or near the point of use. Because water does not need to be kept hot, tankless water heaters use less energy and have low operating costs. Tankless water heaters vary in size depending on their demand. Learn more about tankless hot water.
- Propane Boilers
In homes that are heated with a propane boiler, the boiler provides an excellent source of hot water. A domestic coil will either be submersed inside the boiler, or the boiler will be equipped with indirect water heater that is able to provide an almost limitless supply of hot water. (A boiler would not typically be installed with hot water as its primary function.)