What are the Economic Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater?
Did you know that hot water heater is one of the highest energy using appliances in a home? Generally, 20 percent of a home's energy use comes from heating water for washing dishes, laundry, cooking, and bathing. Annually, this can add up to several hundred dollars to operate a conventional water heater. These “tank” water heaters waste a lot of energy keeping the water hot when you are not using it, wasting a lot of money. Fortunately, there is a better option – tankless water heaters.
A tankless water heater has a number of benefits. A tankless unit heats the water only when it is needed. These water heaters work on demand, and do not store heated water. Tankless water heaters are smaller than “tank” water heaters and do not hold water. Once you open the faucet and water flows into the heater, the sensor turns on the heating coils. Water is heated as it flows through the heat coils. When you close the faucet, the sensor shuts down the heating coils.
Tankless heaters are more energy efficient than the tank water heaters. Because water is heated almost immediately, tankless heaters do not waste water. This can cut your costs tremendously. Also, there is no running out of hot water and no cold showers. With a tankless water heater, more appliances can be operated at the same time. If you want to take a shower while the laundry and dishwasher are running, you could do so. Plus, with a tankless unit you can enjoy your Roman bath or Jacuzzi tub without running out of hot water.
Tankless units can save you valuable space since they can be placed anywhere in the house. These units can be hung on the wall, inside or outside, depending on climate. Unlike traditional water heaters, which can build up rust inside their tank, tankless water heaters will pump out fresher, cleaner water.
A tankless unit can save you a substantial amount of money, while providing additional convenience and comfort for your household. Like any appliance, regular maintenance will keep it working properly and increase its life span.
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