When it’s time for a new water heater in Roanoke, energy efficiency is typically near the top of the list of most-wanted features.
A tankless water heater is a good way to save gas. In actuality, the U.S. Department of Energy has determined a tankless heater is 8 to 34 percent more efficient than a storage tank water heater.
Unlike standard tank heaters that heat gallons of water and store it for use, tankless water heaters use gas burners or electric coils to heat water as needed. That could save you a lot on heating costs—at least $100 a year, according to energy.gov.
Since heated water isn’t held for later use, you won’t be paying for energy losses like with tank heaters. You’ll also enjoy a constant amount of hot water.
In larger homes, the flow rate of hot water may not be sufficient to manage several uses consecutively. One of our Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning professionals can calculate your flow rate and give you advice based on their expertise.