Want On-Demand Hot Water? Try a Tankless Water Heater
Are you tired of falling behind on your monthly budget due to skyrocketing electricity bills? Here’s what you can do to address the issue:
- Use your appliances diligently and responsibly.
- Turn on the lights when they’re not in use.
- Invest in energy-efficient fixtures like tankless water heaters!
In this post, we will discuss tankless water heaters in detail:
How do tankless water heaters work?
Just as the name suggests, a tankless water heater heats water without using a storage tank. When you turn the hot water tap on, cold water travels to the unit via a pipe. In the unit, an electric or gas burner heats the water. Tankless water heaters are known as on-demand or instantaneous heaters because they deliver a consistent supply of hot water. Unlike a traditional storage tank heater, you don’t have to wait for the tank to fill up with hot water. You get hot water as it is needed.
What are the benefits?
Here’s why a tankless water heater is better than a conventional storage-tank water heater:
- If you have a storage tank heater, you need to wait till it fills and the water heats up. On the other hand, a tankless water heater provides 2–5 gallons of hot water per minute. The flow rate is much faster. Gas-fired heaters are particularly faster than electric ones. If you want to use the dishwasher and the shower at the same time, you can connect multiple tankless water heaters in parallel to meet the demand quickly.
- Tankless water heaters are also more efficient. If your household uses 41 gallons or less of hot water on a regular basis, a tankless water heater will be 24% to 34% more energy efficient. If the total hot water consumption is greater than that, the heater will be 8–14% more efficient. If you want to increase the energy efficiency, install a tankless water heater at each outlet. This will result in a cost-saving of 27–50%.
- Tankless water heaters also last longer and have lower energy and operating costs. A standard storage tank heater lasts for around 10 to 15 years. On the other hand, a tankless water heater could last for as many as 20 years. Although the initial purchase cost of a tankless heater is higher, but other savings usually offset this.
- Since tankless water heaters don’t store hot water, there are hardly any standby heat losses.
Although winter is still far away, it’s a great time to get a water heater installed since they tend to be priced lower during the summers. It’ll also be a lot more convenient because your local plumbers might get busy later on. If you’re based in Fort Worth, TX, our technicians at Pro Serve Plumbing can install them for you.
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