Conventional tank style water heaters continuously heat and re-heat the same water over and over so hot water is ready when someone in your home needs it. So while you are asleep at night your water heater is burning energy heating and re-heating the same water. The same occurs during the day when you are at work and the kids are at school. The majority of the day no one is using hot water in your home, but your conventional tank style water heater burns energy to keep how water ready in the tank.
Heating water accounts for up to 30% of your home’s energy budget, so this is a prime target for saving energy. Tankless water heaters don’t re-heat the water in a large storage tank continuously whether hot water is needed or not. Instead, when you need hot water, cold water is instantly heated and delivered the appliance or water tap you are using. Tankless water heaters are 20 to 50% more efficient than conventional storage tank heaters. If you use 40 gallons or less of hot water each day, you can conserve 24 to 34% of the energy you use to heat water. Bottom line is you save energy because your water heater is not running when no one needs hot water.
No more cold showers or baths! The typical tankless system provides hot water with a continuous stream of two to five gallons per minute, enough for the needs of a moderate sized family. If your household is larger or has high demand needs, you can run two tankless water heaters in parallel, doubling the flow of hot water. In contrast, a tank style water heater can only deliver the amount of hot water that is in the storage tank. Once the hot water in the tank is exhausted, tank style heaters take time to recharge and replenish the hot water supply. Tankless water heaters deliver a continuous, on-demand supply of hot water as needed by your family.
The best tankless water heater for your home and family depends on your individual hot water needs. We’ll help you take a hot water energy audit and calculate your hot water needs. We’ll factor in the number of hot water faucets, your appliances, your usage patterns, even the types of showerheads you use. Our expert water heater technician will guide you to the perfect tankless water heater for your needs.