Tankless Water Heaters
If you’re dedicated to making your home more energy efficient, then why not install a tankless water heater? You will be pleased to know that according to Energy.gov, a typical household can save more than $100 per year with an ENERGY STAR® tankless appliance.
Unlike conventional storage water heaters that store between 30 and 80 gallons of heated water, tankless water heaters don’t store any hot water at all. Instead when you turn on the hot water the tankless water heater provides hot water on demand by heating cold water by means of an electric element or a gas burner. This “supply on demand” means households save money on energy costs by not trying to keep a tankful of water heated. Even though the output can limit the flow rate, which is between two and five gallons depending on whether it’s an electric or gas-fired model, if you have a large household, one way to ensure a good flow of water is to install a second tankless water heater to provide extra hot water to other appliances in your home.
In terms of actual energy savings, it’s interesting to note that tankless water heaters can offer between 24 and 34% more energy efficiency for households that use less than 41 gallons of hot water a day. Larger households that use approximately 86 gallons a day can expect to see 8 to 14% more energy efficiency.
The initial investment is higher for a tankless water heater. But the life expectancy is generally about 20 years.
Last, but certainly not least, a tankless water heater is almost about the size of a computer, while a conventional water heater can be compared to the size of a refrigerator. This can mean all the difference in the world when it comes to saving you money, World Class Plumbing is available to help you meet all of your money savings needs, contact us today and let us set up an appointment to give you a free estimate,and discuss more ways to help save you money; (843)972-9002, you can also visit our website: http://worldclassplumbingsc.com