Heating water accounts for up to 30 percent of the average home’s energy budget. According to Energy.gov, “homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, demand (or tankless) water heaters can be 24%–34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters.” Tankless water heaters provide hot water only as it is needed. They don’t produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters, which can save you money. Rather than keeping water in a storage tank, tankless water heaters heat water in a series of coils. With tankless water heating, your home can have hot water on demand and scheduling hot water use could be a thing of the past! You can have your laundry and dishes going while taking a shower and won’t have to worry about the water getting cold. The initial cost of a tankless water heater is greater than that of a conventional storage water heater, but tankless water heaters will typically last longer and have lower operating and energy costs, which could offset its higher purchase price.
Here are some benefits of having a tankless water heater
-Tankless water heaters have a longer lifespan (15-20 years) almost double than a traditional water heater’s life.
-Tankless water heaters take up less space: Traditional water heaters can take up to 9 square feet while a typical tankless water heater measures less than 15” wide by two feet high and can be mounted on an interior or exterior wall.
-Less waste: The compact heat exchanger design makes for a longer product lifespan and recyclable parts means less waste in landfills.
We recommend Navien tankless water heaters because of their efficient “condensing technology”, giving the water heaters up to 0.99 Energy Factor which beats out other competitors in the field. They are extremely efficient and eco-friendly units and even some models qualify for credits and rebates that will provide extra savings for you and your family. If you are interested in learning more visit Naviens site for more information and if you would like to get one installed please feel free to call our office to set up an appointment.