It’s a Catch-22 when you love taking hot showers, but HATE high heating bills. Luckily, there is a solution to both! A tankless water heater can save you up to 20% on your home water heating bill and you never have to worry about running out of hot water again!
We have all been there, the last person in the house to take a shower and having to endure a lukewarm rain of disappointment and sadness. With tankless water heaters such showers will be a thing of the past.
How is this possible?
Traditional water heaters keep a reserve of 40 or 50 gallons of water (depending on their size) constantly warm just waiting for you to turn on the tap. This is a giant waste of energy to keep that much water warm at all times, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, just in case you might use it. A conventional water heater is always actively burning fuel. While water heaters are great for having for water when you need it, they consume an awful lot of energy—making your monthly utility bills significantly (and unnecessarily) spike.
Aside from waiting for hot water and high fuel costs, a conventional hot water heater takes up a lot of space in your home. Because tanked water heaters need a good amount of space to be set up, they are often placed in a decentralized household location. This can actually increase the time that it takes for water to reach your faucets.
Tankless water heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. Either a gas burner or an electric element heats the water. As a result, tankless water heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water. You don’t need to wait for a storage tank to fill up with enough hot water.
Beyond the energy savings factor, tankless heaters are also much smaller than their conventional counterparts so they can fit in more flexible locations.
In addition, tankless water heaters will:
- Provide an endless supply of hot water, no matter how many fixtures are being used.
- Lower water consumption rate by 20%.
- Save more space in your home, as tankless units are roughly the size of your average carry-on suitcase.
- Significantly save you money on energy bills.
- Reduce carbon monoxide emissions by more than 60%.
If you are a house that uses a lot of hot water at the same time (like running the dishwasher while multiple people take showers) you can install multiple tankless water heaters in your home without sacrificing much space, and still save money on energy costs.
If you are interested in a tankless water heater talk to the experts at Outstanding Plumbing today.