The Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

How well do you know your water heater?

You probably don’t think much about your water heater, but you should. Water heaters account for 19% of the energy use in our homes – more than all our appliances, lighting, and A/C combined.

Conventional water heaters store hot water in a big holding tank, where the water is heated and reheated constantly until it’s used. The heater has to consume energy 24/7. When it comes to hydro bills, this is one of the biggest culprits.

That’s why you should consider going tankless. In a tankless water heater, water only passes through the heater when you turn on the tap. When the water comes out on your end, it’s as perfectly warm or hot as you’d like. Not only is it better for your wallet, tankless water heaters are better for the environment and for you.

Save money.

Since tankless water heaters work on demand, they consume far less energy than their traditional counterparts. That means big savings in yearly operating costs. An Energy Star-certified tankless heater saves the average family $1800 on their gas bill.

While tankless water heaters cost more upfront, they save money over time. Conventional water heaters last about 10-15 years, but tankless heaters keep going strong after 20 years. You won’t have to worry about replacing it for a long time.

Help the environment.

Tankless water heaters are green. Not only do they use less fuel than traditional heaters, they use fuel more efficiently. In fact, our Navien water heaters are the most efficient ones on the market. With its revolutionary Ultra Condensing Efficiency, the Navien system can recover heat that other systems lose, creating fewer CO2 emissions. They also boast the lowest NOx emission levels in the industry.

Never run out of hot water again.

Tankless water heaters mean unlimited hot water. A conventional water heater is limited by the size of its storage tank. When the tank is empty, the hot water stops flowing, and you’ll have to wait for more. A tankless heater is limited only by its flow rate. You can take all the hot showers your heart desires.

It’s easier than you think.

Going tankless is quick, easy, and inexpensive. Because it produces lower exhaust temperatures than other heaters, a tankless heater can be installed with economical PVC pipe. It uses the gas line that’s already there, saving you on cost. And since it only needs three and a half feet of wall space, you can put it almost anywhere. To find out if a tankless water heater is right for your home, give us a call.

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