Choosing a Water Heater

Understanding types of water heaters

New Yorkers love their hot showers! That’s why more people than ever before are investing in propane water heaters.

Propane is a quick, efficient and affordable way to heat as much water as you need, whether it’s for your shower, dishwasher, washing machine or spa tub. There’s nothing like starting your morning with a long, hot shower without ever worrying about running out.

Propane water heaters cost much less to operate than electric heaters, with a hot water recovery rate that’s about twice as fast as electric models, which means there’s little chance of running out of hot water! Propane water heaters also take up less space, have more accurate temperature adjustment and offer more size and installation options.

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that approximately 20 percent of a home’s energy costs is spent heating water. That’s why selecting an efficient water heater is critical—and propane fuels some of the most efficient water heating technologies available.

Choose an efficient propane water heating system over a standard—and inefficient—electric water heater and you can reduce your energy costs substantially—sometimes by nearly 50%!


Propane Tankless Water HeaterElectric Storage Tank Water Heater
Annual Energy Use$290$645
CO2 Emissions2,636 lbs8,221 lbs

Propane is your best choice

So when it comes to considering types of water heaters, there’s no need to look any further than propane for your hot water heating. That’s true whether it’s a traditional propane storage tank water heater or a propane tankless on-demand water heater.

Don’t wait until your existing water heater fails to see how you can benefit from a high-efficiency propane water heater. If you’re ready to replace your water heater, please contact your propane company about your options.

Learn more about propane water heaters

Take our interactive quiz!

Answer the questions below to find out which water heater may be the best water heater for your home.

This calculator is best viewed on a desktop or laptop device.

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?