When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is typically near the top of many people’s wish lists in Kitchener. A tankless water heater is a decent 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 usage, 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 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 can with tank heaters. You’ll also benefit from having a constant supply of hot water. They are smaller in size, energy-efficient in design and low-cost to use.
When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water comes through the unit where either a gas burner or an electric element will heat it. Then it travels to the tap, where you get hot water. One thing about tankless water heaters—specifically for larger households—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be great enough to handle numerous uses at once. One of our specialists will help you decide what your flow rate is and give you 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, most homes in the Kitchener area do alright with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the bonuses of getting one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifecycle of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifecycle of a regular tank heater.
- Most tankless units carry a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters hardly ever run out of hot water.
- You get higher energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient with no standby heat loss and only use the power necessary to heat the amount of water needed at any time.
- 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 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 Hammond Plumbing today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater put in your Kitchener home. It’s a great energy-efficient addition for your home. We carry quality tankless hot water heater choices, knowledge and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at 519-894-3222
or request an appointment with us online.