When opening the hot water tap in many bathrooms or kitchens, you get cold water. In some bathrooms, it can take up to a minute for the hot water to make its way from your home’s heater to the tap. However, tankless propane water heaters can help resolve this issue. We will discuss the some of the many benefits of tankless propane water heaters.
Benefits of Tankless Propane Water Heaters
Re-circulation pump systems keep hot water flowing to your home’s plumbing fixtures so that it is ready whenever you need it. One company that pairs re-circulation pump system technology with propane tankless water heaters is Rinnai.
Rinnai calls the technology Circ-Logic. This technology is one of several tankless water heater advancements that you can utilize to improve your home’s water heating system.
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The feature that differentiates Rinnai tankless propane water heaters is the way the circulation pump integrates into the brains of the water heater with the logic circuit. Traditional, third-party re-circulation systems can cause a tankless water heater to rapidly cycle on and off, which reduces the life-span of the heater and wastes energy.
These tankless propane water heaters offer two smart re-circulation modes: comfort and economy. Comfort mode keeps the re-circulating hot water within a more consistent 10-degree range. Therefore, this provides hot water at the tap at a steadier temperature.
Conversely, in economy mode, the hot water has a wider, 20-degree temperature range. However, the tankless water heater cycles on less often. Homeowners can choose the mode that best meets their lifestyle and budget needs.
You can receive further control with an optional Pump and Timer Kit. Using the timer controller allows you to shut the re-circulation pump off completely at certain times. For example, homeowners could have the system operate in comfort mode for a few hours in the morning from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., in efficiency mode for a few hours in the evening, say from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and turn the cycle off at other times. There’s a preheat button that overrides the time if re-circulation is necessary at unexpected times.
Tankless propane water heaters from Rinnai has two other accessories that help reduce maintenance associated with tankless water heaters. The Scale Control System helps tankless water heaters perform better in areas with hard water, where limescale deposits can affect the unit’s efficiency.
A catalyst in the system changes the calcium molecule in the water. This keeps is traveling through the pipe instead of building up inside the unit, where it must be flushed occasionally to maintain the efficiency of the heater.
These are just a couple of the many benefits of tankless propane water heaters for your home. Our team at Texas Propane can install Rinnai tankless propane water heaters. Contact us with the link below for more information or to schedule your tankless propane water heater installation with us!