When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is usually near the top of many people’s wish lists in Gainesville. 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 might save you a lot on energy bills. Since the heated water isn’t stored for use later on, you don’t have to worry about paying for standby energy losses like you may have to with tank heaters. You’ll also benefit from having a constant supply of hot water. They are small in size, energy-efficient in design and low-cost to operate.
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 caveat about tankless water heaters—especially for big homes—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be high enough to handle a handful of uses at once. One of our specialists will help you decide what your flow rate is and provide recommendations based on their knowledge.
Some people choose 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, most houses in the Gainesville area do very well 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 lifespan of a regular tank heater.
- Most tankless units have a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters almost never run out of hot water.
- You get improved energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient minus standby heat loss and only use the power needed to heat the amount of water needed at any time.
- Tankless models require much less space than traditional tank water heaters. They can even be put 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 possibility of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Service Experts today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater put in your Gainesville home. It’s a great energy-efficient addition for your home. We carry quality tankless hot water heater choices, knowledge and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at 352-374-6602
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