When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is usually near the top of many people’s wants in Provo. A tankless water heater is a great option for saving energy. In fact, a tankless water heater is 8–34 percent more energy efficient than a storage water heater, according to energy.gov.
Unlike traditional tank heaters that heat gallons of water and store it for use, tankless water heaters use gas burners or electric coils to heat water on an as-needed basis, which may save you a lot on energy bills. Since the heated water isn’t stored for use at a later time, you don’t have to pay for standby energy losses like you may have to with tank heaters. You’ll also benefit from having a continuous supply of hot water. They are smaller in size, energy-efficient in design and low-cost to operate.
When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water comes through the unit where either a gas burner or an electric element will heat it. Then it heads to the tap, where you end up with hot water. One note about tankless water heaters—specifically for larger households—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be large enough to accommodate numerous uses at once. One of our specialists will help you decide what your flow rate is and offer recommendations based on their expertise.
Some people prefer to install a separate tankless water heater that’s designated to a specific appliance, like the dishwasher or the clothes washer—or as a booster for a solar water heating system. However, many homes in the Provo area do very well with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the bonuses of getting one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifespan of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifecycle of a normal tank heater.
- Most tankless units have a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters hardly ever run out of hot water.
- You get improved energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient with no standby heat loss and only use the power they need to heat the amount of water needed at any time.
- Tankless models need much less space than traditional tank water heaters. They can even be hung on the walls and some can be put in small cupboards or closets. Smaller units can be installed under cabinets or in a closet, closer to where they’re used.
With tankless water heaters, you decrease the probability of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Service Experts today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater added to your Provo home. It’s a great energy-efficient option for your home. We offer quality tankless hot water heater choices, knowledge and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at 801-396-0637
or request an appointment with us online.