You must be aware that as per the findings of the UK Department of Energy, water heating takes up around twenty percent of a household’s energy bills. Homeowners are looking for ways to cut their energy bills by as much as possible through various means. One way you can do this is by switching to a more energy efficient model of water heater. It has been seen that propane water heaters are comparatively more energy efficient than oil and electric water heaters. Propane water heaters also emit fewer greenhouse gasses. Apart from being energy efficient, the propane water heater is space efficient also as they take up less space. The temperature of the hot water can also be controlled accurately in the propane water heater than in other models.
The amount that you have to spend on installing propane water heaters will depend on various factors that will include the number of family members and the probable quantity of water each member will need. Then the cost will also have to consider the model you choose and the installation cost, depending upon the prevailing labour cost in your area. It would be better if you can consult an experienced plumber on the subject. He will be able to calculate your hot water needs accurately and recommend the model that will be appropriate for your home.
Propane water heaters last very long; as long as twenty years or so; therefore you might not be tempted to look over the warranty part of the deal. But you should make it a point to probe the warranty on such product and find out what is being offered. Manufacturers generally do not give guarantee for wear and tear, but they readily offer a warranty on any manufacturing defect.
To encourage homeowners to use products that emit less greenhouses gasses, some councils offer special rebates for installing such products. The propane water heater is one product that emits sixty percent less greenhouse gasses than other similar models. You can take advantage of this rebate to offset some of the initial investment that you will be making for installing a propane water heater. For added energy efficiency you can opt for the tankless model of the propane water heaters.
Now installing a propane water heater is not a job for amateurs like a homeowner; it’s not a do-it-yourself project. A simple error in the installation will wreck havoc in terms of repair and costs. It will be wise to hire an experienced plumber to do the job; especially a plumber who has previous experience of installing propane water heaters. If you live in St. Albans, Harpenden or Stevenage, you may want to check our services.
For such work, it is better to draw up a contract with the chosen plumber that will include the scope of work, cost of labour, time to complete the work and any warranty on the job.