When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is normally near the top of many people’s needs in London. A tankless water heater is a decent option 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 use, tankless water heaters use gas burners or electric coils to heat water on an as-needed basis, which could save you a lot on energy bills. Since the heated water isn’t stored for use later on, you don’t have to pay for standby energy losses like you may have to 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 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 heads to the tap, where you get hot water. One note about tankless water heaters—especially for big households—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be high enough to accommodate numerous uses at once. One of our professionals will help you figure out what your flow rate is and provide recommendations based on their analysis.
Some people decide to install a separate tankless water heater that’s picked for 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 London area do alright with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the benefits of getting one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifespan of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifecycle of a traditional tank heater.
- Most tankless units carry a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters hardly ever run out of hot water.
- You get higher energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient minus standby heat loss and only use the power they need to heat the amount of water needed at any period.
- Tankless models take up 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 added under cabinets or in a closet, closer to the point of use.
With tankless water heaters, you decrease the probability of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater added to your London home. It’s a great energy-efficient option 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 226-270-1164
or request an appointment with us online.