Plumbing Central

April 22, 2010

Top Portable Propane Water Heaters

If you need to have instant hot water even if you’re away from home, then you should consider the use of portable propane water heaters. These are compact, lightweight devices that provide hot water in any place, whether indoors or outdoors. They are usually brought during camping trips, and other outdoor adventures.

Compared to an electric water heater, a portable propane water heater is faster when heating water. A typical propane water heater makes use of direct heat in heating the water, meaning the water is kept hotter faster and at a longer period. It can be used for cleaning, washing the dishes, taking a hot shower, and making cups of hot beverages.

There are several portable propane water heaters in the market today. One of these is the Rheem FVR propane water heater. This portable propane heater can provide up to 40 gallons of hot water. It features an advanced auto shut off feature for added security. It is also maintenance-free so users won’t have to be concerned about cleaning its filter. It boasts of typical replacement parts, and features a tank cleaning system which can reduce the buildup of sediments. It comes with a 6 year warranty on its tank and other parts, and it retails for the affordable price of $500.

There is also the Bosch Aquastar propane tankless water heater which can provide hot water in an instant. It has a maximum 117,000 BTU input, while its ignition is water-generated. It can provide up to 40 gallons of hot water and provide continuous hot water for a singular purpose at a time. The water temperature can range from 90 to 180 degrees and can be customized up to 4.3 gallons per minute. It comes with a 12 year warranty on its heat exchanger, while its parts have a 2 year warranty. It retails for $700.

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