Tankless water heaters revolutionize the way you use hot water. They produce more hot water, at a more consistent temperature, using less energy than typical tank-style water heaters. Take a closer look at why tankless might be right for you:
Because tankless water heaters provide hot water only when it’s needed, they can save you up to 40%* on your energy bill. They feature Energy Factors of 0.82 up to 0.96, while tanks are typically 0.60. * As based on the average cost to run an electric tank water heater per the DOE Average Energy Costs (http://www.doe.gov).
Continuous Hot Water
Tankless hot water heaters do not store a large volume of hot water that can be depleted, but rather heat the water as it’s being used, giving you endless comfort in the form of continuous hot water at a consistent temperature. You can even use hot water for multiple tasks—such as showering, washing dishes or doing laundry—at the same time without worrying about running out.
Traditional tank water heaters can take up to 16 square feet of valuable floor space. Tankless water heaters, however, are a fraction of the size and can be installed on virtually any wall, indoors or outdoors.
Tankless water heaters have a typical life expectancy of up to 20 years—twice as long as a tank-style unit.
Many tankless gas water heaters have earned ENERGY STAR® approval by meeting the strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.
The water heater gets quite a workout in most homes. Based on manufacturer’s suggested service life, the life expectancy of a water heater is about 8 to 12 years. That, of course, will vary with the severity of local weather, the unit design, quality of installation and the level of maintenance your unit has received.
If your water heater is 10 years or older it is probably only running at 50% of its efficiency, which is costing you more money. The good thing is that there are plenty of options these days from gas, electric and even tankless water heaters. The cost to replace your water heater depends on the size you choose, and how many code upgrades are required. Give us a call to schedule a time for a free estimate.
If your water heater is leaking around the base of the tank, and / or the top, works erratically or not at all, it probably needs to be replaced. In any case, check to see if the pilot is light is lit, and make sure that an electrical problem such as a blown fuse or tripped breaker is not the reason for the unit’s failure.
If you have an old, leaky water heater that’s not performing well, or if you’re simply tired of paying so much in energy costs, it may be time to sit down with one of our technicians to discuss a replacement.