May 31, 2020

Are you looking for a water heating solution for your home? Propane hot water tanks offer a number of advantages compared with other types of water heaters available on the market today. Propane is a clean-burning and energy efficient fuel that is affordable, versatile, and environmentally-friendly.

In this post, we’ll review the top reasons to consider a propane water heater for your home. We’ll also outline some of the rental options available to our customers at Primemax Energy.

Cost Savings

One of the greatest advantages that propane has, compared with other heating methods, is its price. Propane is typically a more affordable fuel source than heating oil or electricity.

At Primemax, we offer our customers a fixed price program that allows you to keep your propane costs consistent over the course of the year.

Propane water heaters are less expensive to install and have lower maintenance costs, since propane is a clean-burning fuel source. You can expect minimal upkeep and few repairs, which will also help to reduce your expenses in the long-term.

Propane hot water heaters have a fast hot water recovery cycle. This reduces the run time of this appliance to reheat your water. Reduced run time equals savings in fuel costs versus some other types of water heating solutions.

Improved Energy Efficiency

Another advantage of a propane hot water tank is its fuel efficiency. Propane appliances are some of the most energy efficient options available on the market — especially models with the Energy Star certification.

Propane is one of the most efficient fuel sources available for water heaters. A single gallon of propane produces an average of approximately 90,000 British thermal units (Btu). Compare the energy efficiency of propane versus other common fuels here.


Part of what makes propane a great fuel is the fact that it is a cleaning-burning and environmentally-friendly option.

Propane has been shown to create lower carbon emissions than heating oil or some forms of electrical power generation. This makes it the best option for homes that are looking to go green with their energy. Propane is also an EPA-approved alternative fuel in the United States.

Another environmental advantage of propane is that it is non-toxic. If there is a propane leak outdoors, propane will dissipate naturally without causing any long-term harm to the local ecosystem.

Whole Home Solution

If you have a house with a high hot water demand, propane will be ideal or your water heating needs.

A propane-heated hot water tank offers a whole home solution. A single propane unit will be able to effectively heat enough water for several areas of the house, due to the quick recovery rate. That means you don’t need to wait for the rest of the family to be finished with their shower before using hot water in other parts of your home.

Our team is happy to review your home’s water heating needs with you in order to find the right model of propane water tank to meet your specific needs.

Affordable Rental Options

Lastly, there are lease-to-own options available for propane water heaters and hot water tanks — which are not available for other types of equipment.

The full purchase of a new propane water heating system can be a significant investment. If you are planning on moving or relocating soon, leasing your water heating unit will allow you to take on reduced upfront costs and reduce the overall cost of the unit compared to rental programs.

At Primemax Energy, we offer an affordable lease-to-own program for propane hot water heaters. Our lease to own plan will provide your family with a reliable propane-fueled hot water heating option.

Contact us today to learn more about leasing or purchasing a propane hot water tank.

2 thoughts on “The Advantages of Propane Hot Water Tanks

  1. It’s good to know that propane hot water tanks are energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly because it burns cleanly. My husband and I plan to have a new home constructed soon since our current house is too small for our growing family. With what you’ve said, I’ll definitely consider using a propane hot water tank for our new home if there’s a propane delivery service nearby. Thank you!

    1. Yes! We love to hear that you found this helpful! Another thing to consider is that many propane fueled appliances boast higher efficiency ratings (like furnaces, dryers and stoves) to help you save on your energy costs overall. Wishing you and your family the best on your new adventure!

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