When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is normally near the top of many people’s needs in Roanoke. 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 a later time, 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 costs. Since the heated water isn’t stored for use later on, you won’t be paying for standby energy losses like you might 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 use.
When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water goes through the unit where either a gas burner or an electric element heats it. Then it heads to the tap, where you then have hot water. One caveat about tankless water heaters—particularly for big houses—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be large enough to take on numerous uses at once. One of our experts will help you figure out what your flow rate is and offer recommendations based on their knowledge.
Some people decide 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, a lot of households in the Roanoke area do just fine with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the benefits of getting one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifetime of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifetime of a regular tank heater.
- Most tankless units come with a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters rarely run out of hot water.
- You get improved energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient without standby heat loss and only use the power needed to heat the amount of water needed at any point.
- Tankless models take up much less space than traditional tank water heaters. They can even be mounted 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 decrease the chance of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Service Experts today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater added to your Roanoke home. It’s a great energy-efficient choice for your home. We offer quality tankless hot water heater choices, expertise and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at 540-302-8645
or request an appointment with us online.