Who doesn’t enjoy taking a shower with having instantly hot water! Instead of letting the water run and waiting for it to get at least warm, you can get into the shower immediately. Thanks to a tankless water heater.
After my post about electric tankless water heaters today I look into the water heater category that works also tankless but operates with propane gas.
The advantages of a gas water heater are numerous. Let’s take a look at them.
Tankless water heaters cost more than storage water heaters, but their footprint and efficiency speaks for them. How do they work? The system is similar to an air conditioner. Water enters the unit and flows through its coils. These coils are heated by a propane burner. This means that water is only heated when it is used. It works on demand.
The general estimates say that you can save a considerable amount of money with a propane tankless water heater. A big plus!
Among the many advantages of a propane tankless water heater are these: higher efficiency making lower operating costs, continuous hot water supply with more accurate temperature adjustments. Some of the following models operate even without needing electricity what makes them very interesting for remote cabins, vacation homes and places with frequent power outages.
Propane water heaters can get more hot water from the same size tank because they have a quicker recovery rate – about twice as fast compared to an electric water heater. This point makes a propane water heater interesting for every tiny living since it takes away much less space than an electric water heater.
The following point speaks also in favor of a propane water heater: they are extremely durable and last for many years with just little service requirements.
At some models you find the specification “energy factor”. What does that mean? Well, it’s based on delivering 64 gallons of hot water per day. Generally it ranges between 0.50 and 0.65 for water heaters with tank. The smaller the unit is and as being tankless the higher the energy factor gets.
Most of the models of tankless propane water heaters come with the vent kit and are ready to be installed.
Before you choose the best propane tankless water heater for your purposes measure the space where you want to install it and take a look at the model’s dimensions as wells as at its specifications.
Eccotemp High Capacity Propane Tankless Water Heater
- Sleek modern design
- Power ventilation for safety and efficiency
- 74,500 BTU
- 3.4 GPM
- Ideal for smaller homes
- Digital temperature display with fully independent gas and water controls
- True 0.5“ NPT fittings
It was a tremendous energy saver and it worked great. It is also a huge space saver too over the old hot water system.
It’s been in my 29′ travel trailer for about 3 months now. It installed very easily. I am VERY happy with how this little beauty performs. It excels at delivering unlimited hot water in about 5 seconds. It’s very quiet, ignites instantly when it senses water flow.
Bought this for our back Guest Room area separate from our 5th Wheel! Runs the Shower & sink EASILY. Very Hot! Quality Item!
Marey Gas Tankless Water Heater
- Compact space-saving design
- Easy installation
- 3.1 GPM
- Hot water available in a few seconds
- Operates with 2 D cell battery, doesn’t require electricity
- Saves water and up to 60% less electricity
Wow … Great Product. I use it for my Hunting camp as a Shower/Dish Washer setup. It is rigged with a “Pull” pump from the stream into the heating unit and heated with a Propane tank.The Temperature display is nice to have and the temperature adjustments are easy to control.
This tankless water heater is so easy to install! Since there are 3 knobs to adjust temperature and water flow you can find the perfect combination to suit your water pressure/heat needs. Did I mention I love this heater!?!
I bought this for my tiny house and it works very well for me. The water is actually too hot and i have to add some cold to make it perfect for my shower. I have been using it for over a year and I am VERY pleased with it.
Takagi Indoor Propane Tankless Water Heater
- 140,000 BTU
- 6.6 GPM max flow rate
- 4-inch category III stainless steel venting required
- Inlet, outlet thermistors for constant temperature monitoring
- Energy factor of 0.81 to 0.83
- Ideal for small apartments and radiant heating applications
AWESOME!!! This unit comes with a exterior remote control that you can adjust the temp with push of the bottom. Also you can see GPM being used at the time and the temp of the incoming water temp. If you need a whole house hot water heater I recommend this one.
Turned on faucet and out flowed the hot water… instantly! Continues to work perfectly and now we can turn on ONE faucet and have instant hot water that stays on until we turn the faucet off!
I could not be happier. It fires up every time, only runs when needed, and uses a lot less propane than my old conventional tank water heater. The digital panel is neat because not only can you change the temperature setting digitally by simply hitting an up or down arrow, but you can also check out the GPM flow rate and inlet and outlet temperatures while it is running.