Tankless water heaters come in a range of sizes. Studies have proven that people who install a tankless water heater will save 24-34% on energy costs while enjoying the luxury of unlimited hot water on demand.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2013
Is your water heater getting old or failing to heat water effectively? Are your energy bills getting out of hand? Studies have proven that people who install a tankless water heater will save 24-34% on energy costs while enjoying the luxury of unlimited hot water on demand. A typical family can save $100 or more per year with an ENERGY STAR qualified tankless water heater.
As anyone who has owned one knows, a standard water heater stores a limited quantity of hot water until it's needed, working around the clock to keep it at the desired temperature. When the faucet turns on, this pre-heated water flows directly to the tap.
With a tankless model, on the other hand, the turning of a faucet sends the water first to the unit, triggering a sensor that activates the heating element. The unit produces hot water within five seconds, keeping it at that temperature until it ceases flowing through. When someone turns off the faucet, the tankless water heater shuts off as well.
A tankless heater will never waste energy keeping stored water hot. This talent alone qualifies it for a tax credit. In addition, these units cut down on waste. There'll be no more waiting for the water to heat up and no more hot showers that end too soon when the stored supply runs out.
Longevity is another plus. Whereas ordinary water heaters can rust and require replacement after just 10 years, the tankless variety will easily last twice as long.
Purchase and Installation
Installation and maintenance of a tankless water heater will vary depending on the climate, choice of fuel and building code requirements. An electric model will likely require a dedicated circuit breaker.
Tankless water heaters come in a range of sizes, and the amount of water a household expects to heat at one time will determine the final choice. Washing clothes in the basement and dishes in the kitchen while someone is taking a shower upstairs can overload a smaller model. Such a situation mandates either a larger size or an additional heater to take up the slack.
The climate in which a person lives will also influence the choice. While all types work well in warm weather, electric models are far less effective in colder parts of the world. For this reason, experts recommend natural gas models to residents of less temperate climates.
Cost is another factor. Depending on capacity, tankless hot water heaters will range between $400 and $1,300 in price. While this may seem relatively high, their longer lifespans combine with lower energy costs to offset the initial outlay.
The replacement of a standard water heater with the tankless type could present a significant savings in energy costs. Perhaps even more important to many, it can also put a permanent end to the shock of those sudden and highly unnerving cold showers.
Interested in learning more about how a tankless water heater will benefit your home and family, call or visit the website of the Houston area experts, Mammoth Plumbing. Whether, residential or commercial application, the master plumbers know what is the right tankless water heater for you.