Tankless Water Heaters Are More Cost and Energy Efficient
You are probably pretty used to your traditional water heater, since it very well could be the only one you’ve ever known. But if you are on the lookout to replace your tank, it would be well worth your while to consider switching from a traditional to a tankless.
We know that change is scary, but let us explain the benefits and then you can decide which type of water heater is right for you.
Traditional vs. Tankless
- Tankless water heaters are less expensive to operate than traditional ones. In fact, they can save you up to 20% on your energy bills. Tankless systems don’t store hot water that isn’t being used so you’re not paying an energy bill based on an estimated use of hot water. Traditional tanks, on the other hand, keep water warm 24 hours a day (even when it’s not being used), significantly increasing your water bills.
- Tankless systems will never have a shortage of hot water. A 40 gallon tanked water heater, for example, stores exactly 40 gallons of hot water. Once that’s used up, the water must be reheated which can take as long as 30 minutes. With a tankless, water is heated as it passes over a heating element to an outlet. It has no storage tank so hot water will be readily available whenever you need it.
- Tankless systems offer adjustable thermostats for personalized use. This means that you can set the thermostat to whatever temperature you like. Your water heater temperature will only be as hot as you make it.
- Cold water will never enter the hot water stream. Cold water passes over a heating element before it reaches the outlet so you’ll never have to worry about the water turning cold in the middle of a shower. Just because a tankless water heater doesn’t store hot water, doesn’t mean it won’t meet your hot water demands.
- Tankless water heaters are more efficient. That’s a bold statement, we know. But here’s why we say that: Tanked water heaters leave a much larger carbon footprint than a tankless does. Because traditional ones store hot water, using a pilot light to keep it hot, they waste energy. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, use clean energy at minimal use. It costs little to operate a tankless system in comparison to a tanked one.
Think a tankless water heater is exactly what you need? Call Roy’s Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling today so we can help you install it!