When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is normally near the top of many people’s wish lists in Dayton. A tankless water heater is a decent 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 may 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 continual supply of hot water. They are compact in size, energy-efficient in design and low-cost to run.
When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water comes through the unit where either a gas burner or an electric element will heat it. Then it goes to the tap, where you end up with hot water. One thing about tankless water heaters—specifically for big homes—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be large enough to accommodate a handful of uses at once. One of our experts will help you decide what your flow rate is and provide recommendations based on their knowledge.
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 homes in the Dayton area do just fine with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the bonuses of having one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifecycle of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifetime of a traditional tank heater.
- Most tankless units carry a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters rarely run out of hot water.
- You get better energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient minus standby heat loss and only use the power necessary to heat the amount of water needed at any time.
- 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 installed under cabinets or in a closet, closer to the point of use.
With tankless water heaters, you get rid of the probability of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Stevenson Service Experts today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater installed in your Dayton home. It’s a great energy-efficient choice for your home. We have quality tankless hot water heater choices, expertise and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at 937-503-7896
or request an appointment with us online.