When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is normally near the top of many people’s wish lists in Houston. A tankless water heater is a great option 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 use, tankless water heaters use gas burners or electric coils to heat water on an as-needed basis, which may 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 can 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 moves through the unit where either a gas burner or an electric element heats it. Then it goes to the tap, where you end up with hot water. One note about tankless water heaters—specifically for big houses—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be great enough to handle numerous uses at once. One of our experts will help you decide what your flow rate is and provide recommendations based on their analysis.
Some people choose 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 Houston area do alright with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the benefits of getting one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifecycle of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifetime of a traditional tank heater.
- Most tankless units carry a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters almost never run out of hot water.
- You get improved energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient minus standby heat loss and only use the power necessary 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 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 where they’ll be used.
With tankless water heaters, you get rid of the possibility of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Church Services today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater put in your Houston home. It’s a great energy-efficient choice for your home. We have quality tankless hot water heater choices, skill and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at (713) 722-5000
or request an appointment with us online.