When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is typically near the top of many people’s needs in North America. A tankless water heater is a decent choice for saving energy. In fact, a tankless water heater is 8–34 percent more energy efficient than a storage water heater, according to energy.gov.
Unlike traditional tank heaters that heat gallons of water and store it for usage, tankless water heaters use gas burners or electric coils to heat water on an as-needed basis, which could save you a lot on energy costs. Since the heated water isn’t stored for use for later use, you won’t be paying for standby energy losses like you can with tank heaters. You’ll also benefit from having a continuous supply of hot water. They are small in size, energy-efficient in design and low-cost to operate.
When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water comes through the unit where either a gas burner or an electric element will heat it. Then it goes to the tap, where you get hot water. One thing about tankless water heaters—specifically for larger houses—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be great enough to take on a handful of uses at once. One of our specialists will help you decide what your flow rate is and give you recommendations based on their expertise.
Some people decide to install a separate tankless water heater that’s designated to a specific appliance, like the dishwasher or the clothes washer—or as a booster for a solar water heating system. However, most homes in the North America area do alright with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the benefits of having one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifecycle of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifecycle of a traditional tank heater.
- Most tankless units have a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters rarely run out of hot water.
- You get better energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient with no standby heat loss and only use the power needed to heat the amount of water needed at any period.
- Tankless models take up much less space than traditional tank water heaters. They can even be put on the walls and some can be put in small cupboards or closets. Smaller units can be installed under cabinets or in a closet, closer to the point of use.
With tankless water heaters, you eliminate the chance of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Service Experts today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater installed in your North America home. It’s a great energy-efficient choice for your home. We offer quality tankless hot water heater choices, expertise and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs, 24/7/365. Give our team a call at 866-397-3787
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