Choosing a Water Heater

choosing water heaters

Factors to consider when updating your Florida home’s hot water equipment

No piece of home equipment lasts forever. It’s especially important to pay attention to the health of your home’s water heater. If you let your water heater break down without securing a suitable replacement, you could find yourself in an uncomfortable situation while scrambling to get a new unit: cold showers, poorly functioning washers and dishwashers, and nothing coming out of your hot water taps. And that’s not even accounting for the incredible water damage you might be facing from a failed storage tank water heater.

If you plan ahead and arrange a replacement water heater before your current one gives out, you’ll have the opportunity to upgrade to a more efficient model that saves you money and improves your hot water generation. The Department of Energy has found that the average U.S. home uses nearly 20% of its energy heating water. This isn’t a purchase you want to make in a rush.

Is your current water heater on its last legs?

The average life span of a traditional storage tank water heater is about 13 years. (Tankless systems can last for 20 years or more with proper maintenance.)

That being said, if your storage tank water heater is over a decade old, you should start considering when you will replace it. One of the most common causes of water heater failures is internal corrosion. Particles in water can eat away at the inside of the tank, eventually causing a rupture.
choosing water heaters
You should probably replace any tank that’s displaying these signs:

How to choose a water heater

We recommend that you complete the brief questionnaire below to determine how much water you typically use in your household. This simple list of questions will help guide you in deciding what kind of product is best for you:

Your local Florida propane company can provide informed advice and answer any questions you might have while finding the best propane-fired product for your home. They can also help you qualify for generous equipment rebates from the Florida Propane Gas Association. These incentives can save you hundreds of dollars at installation.

Claim your rebate for premium propane products

Find your ideal propane water heater

Answer the questions below to discover which water heater may be the one for your home. Then find a local propane company with our dealer locator. This calculator is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer.

How many shower heads do you have?

Do you have any custom high-flow showerheads (body spray, rain head, etc)?

What size bathtub do you have?

How much space do you have for your water heater?

At what location will your water heater be installed?

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