Have you wanted hot water without the high prices to heat it? You may not appreciate the up to 34% in savings on paper that a tankless water heater offers, but you will notice the difference in your energy bills. But, energy savings is not the only reason to consider a tankless water heater. Even if you have a traditional tank model, a tankless addition will help you improve hot water delivery throughout your home.
How a Tankless Water Heater Quickly Heats Water
Tankless water heaters, also called on-demand water heaters, heat water enroute to the faucet. Conventional water heaters fill a tank with cold water. The heating element or burner then warms the water to the set temperature and maintains this temperature, regardless of whether you use the water. For homes with low water usage, keeping a tank filled of water hot wastes energy.The cold water passes through a pipe that a heating element warms. The water heats to the desired temperature before leaving the appliance and out to the faucet. While this process works well for supplying heat to one source, it can reduce hot water if you run multiple appliances at once, such as a shower and dishwasher. The solution is adding an extra tankless heater. They’re small enough to fit under a counter.
Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters use less energy to heat water. Plus, if you have more than one installed in your home, you can cut the time it takes to get hot water to your fixture. For instance, if you have a bathroom in an in-law suite that is far from your main water heater, you can use a tankless heater in that bathroom for fast hot water that doesn’t have to travel from the main heater.Tankless units also last much longer since they only heat water as it passes through the water heater. They don’t waste energy needlessly heating water. Plus, they are less likely to experience the calcium buildup that can halve the lives of conventional tank heaters.
Tankless Water Heaters for Greener Homes
Simply adding a tankless water heater to your home won’t transform your property into a green one. Find other ways to reduce water and energy use around your home, such as improving your home’s insulation, opting for other energy efficient appliances, and repair water leaks around your home. These changes combined can improve your home’s energy efficiency.
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