Originally Posted by wicked1
Does the electric really heat the tank faster? I figured it would maintain a good temp but propane would hear it quicker, in any event looks like you averted a really bad problem and tragedy so good thing ��
Yes the tank will recover faster on electric AND propane.
During the time there is demand for heating the tank, if both the electric element and the propane burner is operating, it will heat (recover) much quicker than using just one or the other.
In the real world, a lot of things will factor into the recovery time such as inlet water temperature and amount of water used so it will never act like an 'on demand' water heater but it certainly does a better job using both sources than with one only.
EDIT: If you don't use a LOT of hot water, it really doesn't matter which source you use. It becomes personal choice at that point as either will get you the same static amount of hot water.