When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is normally near the top of many people’s wants in Kingston. A tankless water heater is a great route 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 could 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 can with tank heaters. You’ll also benefit from having a constant supply of hot water. They are compact 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 will heat it. Then it heads to the tap, where you get hot water. One thing about tankless water heaters—specifically for bigger houses—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be great enough to accommodate a handful of uses at once. One of our experts will help you decide what your flow rate is and give you recommendations based on their expertise.
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, most homes in the Kingston 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 lifecycle of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifecycle of a regular tank heater.
- Most tankless units come with 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 with no standby heat loss and only use the power they need to heat the amount of water needed at any point.
- 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 put in under cabinets or in a closet, closer to where they’ll be used.
With tankless water heaters, you get rid of the chance of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater put in your Kingston home. It’s a great energy-efficient option for your home. We carry quality tankless hot water heater choices, expertise and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at 613-817-1591
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