When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is typically near the top of many people’s needs in Hurricane. A tankless water heater is a good 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 may save you a lot on energy costs. Since the heated water isn’t stored for use later on, you won’t be paying for standby energy losses like you can with tank heaters. You’ll also benefit from having a continual supply of hot water. They are small in size, energy-efficient in design and low-cost to run.
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 heads to the tap, where you then have hot water. One caveat about tankless water heaters—especially for larger homes—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be great enough to handle numerous uses at once. One of our experts will help you decide what your flow rate is and offer recommendations based on their expertise.
Some people prefer 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, many homes in the Hurricane area do very well with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the perks of having one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifecycle of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifecycle of a regular tank heater.
- Most tankless units carry a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters almost never run out of hot water.
- You get higher energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient without standby heat loss and only use the power they need to heat the amount of water needed at any point.
- Tankless models take up much less space than traditional tank water heaters. They can even be mounted on the walls and some can be put in small cupboards or closets. Smaller units can be put in under cabinets or in a closet, closer to where they’re used.
With tankless water heaters, you eliminate the probability of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Teays Valley Service Experts today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater put in your Hurricane home. It’s a great energy-efficient choice for your home. We offer quality tankless hot water heater choices, knowledge and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at 304-760-5088
or request an appointment with us online.