Now you have a new and very different type of water heater to consider for your next purchase: tankless. In essence, the water heater has been re-invented.
Tankless water heaters are small, wall-mounted boxes that heat water only when a hot water faucet is turned on. As cold water passes through the box, the internal coil heats the water instantly.
With the right size system, you’ll also never run out of hot water since there’s no storage tank that needs to be refilled. Here are other tankless water heater benefits:
- With no storage to collect large amounts of sediment and minerals, you’ll experience a cleaner supply of hot water.
- Tankless water heaters conserve energy by heating water only when it’s called for. In fact, they can decrease your water heater utility costs by as much as 50%.
- They can be mounted indoors and outdoors.
- With an average lifespan of greater than 20 years vs. 10-15 for storage tank models, tankless water heaters offer greater reliability and a lower cost of repairs.
According to the U.S. Government Department of Energy:
“For homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, demand water heaters can be 24%–34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters. They can be 8%–14% more energy efficient for homes that use a lot of hot water—around 86 gallons per day. You can achieve even greater energy savings of 27%–50% if you install a demand water heater at each hot water outlet.”
Point-of-Use and Whole-House Models
Tankless water heaters also provide expand your water heating options. Let’s say, for example, you don’t need or want a whole-house replacement system, but you do find yourself running out of hot water by day’s end when you normally run your washing machine. You can solve that little problem by purchasing a dedicated point-of-use booster system for your laundry room.
How much does the average family depend on a readily available hot water supply? A lot, when you consider that heated water accounts for about 25% of your monthly utility costs. So if you’re looking to increase your hot water supply, lower your energy costs, and conserve water – all at the same time – contact Burton today for a no-cost tankless water heater proposal.
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