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Old 04-09-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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Propane Heater or Instant water heater

Am thinking of getting a 6gallon water heater, propane only or dual I have not seen any energy rating nor GPM on these newer ones. Are they less economical to run than an instant water heater. The initial cost may be more in instant but since it is for a trailer it might just work. I know the smaller one can run on 110 . Could use some input from any one who has one or happy with just the propane water heater.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:56 PM   #2
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Any water heater that stores water is going to cost more to operate than an instant on water heater. However, the additional up front cost of the instant on water heaters make them much more expensive IMHO. If you are really concerned about the cost of heating hot water, just turn it on before you take your shower and then turn it off after the shower. The 6 gallon water heaters are also more reliable because they made a gazillion of them.

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