When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is usually near the top of many people’s wants in Akron. A tankless water heater is a great choice 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 might save you a lot on energy expenses. Since the heated water isn’t stored for use at a later time, you don’t have to worry about paying for standby energy losses like you might with tank heaters. You’ll also benefit from having a constant supply of hot water. They are small in size, energy-efficient in design and low-cost to run.
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 goes to the tap, where you get hot water. One caveat about tankless water heaters—specifically for bigger households—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be high enough to handle a handful of uses at once. One of our experts will help you determine what your flow rate is and give you 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 homes in the Akron area do very well with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the bonuses of adding one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifespan of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifecycle of a normal tank heater.
- Most tankless units have a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters hardly ever run out of hot water.
- You get better energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient without standby heat loss and only use the power necessary to heat the amount of water needed at any period.
- Tankless models need 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 chance of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Service Experts today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater installed in your Akron home. It’s a great energy-efficient addition 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 330-677-9965
or request an appointment with us online.