Energy-efficient options are becoming more readily available for most appliances in our homes. We have low-energy options for lighting, heat, air, and water usage. Consider getting rid of that bulky water heater taking up space and learn more about a tankless water heater.
Tankless water heaters are a great option to reduce energy output and costs by reducing your water usage. Tankless heaters are 24%-34% more efficient than a standard water heater. Often, they come with a warranty much longer than that of a counterpart. They should last around 20 years, nearly doubling the life span of a standard water heater. A tankless option is also safer for you and your home. Because there is no water stored anywhere, leaks and spills will not occur.
Additionally, some tankless options are wi-fi enabled, allowing the user to adjust temperature and monitor usage via a phone.
This is an on-demand water option, meaning energy is not required to store water but deliver hot water only as needed. The process is as follows:
- Water is turned on in a shower or faucet
- Flame ignites
- Coldwater flows through a heating element using either a gas or electric method.
- The desired temperature is met and maintained as the water reaches its destination.
- Usage complete
- Water stops flowing, and the flame turns off
The initial cost of a tankless water heater is more, but the heater will last longer than the traditional option, and the reduction in usage can offset the upfront cost. Consider your current energy usage and potential savings over time when determining if this is the right option for you.
A tankless water heater is much smaller than a standard option, allowing it to fit in compact spaces and remain out of sight. One of our professionals can work with you to determine if a tankless water heater option will work for you and schedule an installation.