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Propane Tankless Water Heaters

Written on: July 5, 2021

Are They Worth the Money?

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If your water heater is approaching its 10th birthday, start planning now for its replacement. This will ensure you are ready when it needs to be replaced or fails completely.

This is also an opportunity to upgrade to a high-efficiency propane tankless water heater. AFC sells, installs and services high-quality water heaters from Rinnai, Buderus, Bradford White, and Oventrop. We offer rebates and financing. Our licensed service technicians and plumbers will take care of getting your new water heater installed quickly with minimal disruption.

The initial investment for a propane tankless water heater is more than that of a conventional storage water heater. But the investment pays off.

The first return on your investment is in the savings on energy for water heating. Water heating makes up about 20% of your home’s expenses, so cutting that by 40% saves a significant amount.

If you are looking for a water heater that will last you more than 20 years, then tankless models may be the best choice. You can have a long-term relationship with your unit and it’s easy to maintain too.

Finally, a propane tankless water heater can add to the value and attractiveness of your home if you plan on selling in the future.


Conventional storage water heaters need to keep your hot water at a set temperature, so you always have water available. As such, they operate all day and night. This means the device is using more energy to continually reheat your water.

A propane tankless water heater only heats water as needed, cutting back on energy usage.
Converting your current electric water heater to a propane-fueled water heater can provide increased efficiency. Compared to an equivalent electric model, the propane model will heat twice as much water in an hour.


You can’t put a price tag on comfort. But a propane tankless water heater makes the quality of life in your home much better.

While a tank water heater takes up a lot of space, the lack of storage tanks in a tankless system frees up that space to put it elsewhere. This is especially useful for those who have limited floor space or are building or renovating a home.

You get all the hot water you need when you need it. No more waiting after someone else takes a shower for the water to heat before you can take yours. You also get a shower while your dishwasher is running with no worries.

If you’re ready to upgrade to a high-efficiency water heater, contact AFC for a FREE, honest estimate.