When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is typically near the top of many people’s wants in Raleigh. A tankless water heater is a great choice 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 usage, tankless water heaters use gas burners or electric coils to heat water on an as-needed basis, which might save you a lot on energy costs. Since the heated water isn’t stored for use later on, you don’t have to pay for standby energy losses like you might 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 use.
When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water goes through the unit where either a gas burner or an electric element is going to heat it. Then it goes to the tap, where you get hot water. One caveat about tankless water heaters—especially for big homes—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be great enough to accommodate a handful of uses at once. One of our specialists will help you decide what your flow rate is and give you recommendations based on their analysis.
Some people decide 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, a lot of houses in the Raleigh area do just fine with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the perks of having one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifespan of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifecycle of a regular 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 necessary to heat the amount of water needed at any point.
- 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 added under cabinets or in a closet, closer to where they’re used.
With tankless water heaters, you eliminate the possibility 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 Raleigh home. It’s a great energy-efficient option for your home. We offer quality tankless hot water heater choices, skill and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at 919-578-4329
or request an appointment with us online.