When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is normally near the top of many people’s wish lists in Waldorf. 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 could 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 pay for standby energy losses like you might with tank heaters. You’ll also benefit from having a continuous supply of hot water. They are smaller in size, energy-efficient in design and low-cost to operate.
When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water moves through the unit where either a gas burner or an electric element will heat it. Then it travels to the tap, where you then have hot water. One thing about tankless water heaters—especially for big houses—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be large enough to accommodate several uses at once. One of our specialists will help you determine what your flow rate is and provide recommendations based on their knowledge.
Some people decide to install a separate tankless water heater that’s chosen for a specific appliance, like the dishwasher or the clothes washer—or as a booster for a solar water heating system. However, many households in the Waldorf area do just fine with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the benefits of adding one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifecycle of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifecycle of a traditional tank heater.
- Most tankless units have a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters rarely run out of hot water.
- You get higher energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient minus standby heat loss and only use the power needed to heat the amount of water needed at any period.
- Tankless models take up much less space than traditional tank water heaters. They can even be hung 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 eliminate the chance of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater put in your Waldorf home. It’s a great energy-efficient option 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 301-747-3140
or request an appointment with us online.