Tankless Water Heater Information
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The Technology Behind the Efficiency
A gas tankless water heater is an efficient appliance that uses a heat exchanger to heat water only when it’s needed, which can help you save up to 40%* on your energy bill. But how does it work?
- When a gas tankless water heater senses the demand for water flow, such as turning on a faucet or a shower, the unit begins heating water as it passes through the heat exchanger.
- Because there is no need for a storage tank (which has a limited supply of hot water) you get an endless supply of hot water with a tankless water heater, even if you need if for multiple tasks—such as doing laundry, washing dishes or showering—at the same time.
- When water flow ceases, the tankless water heater shuts down, therefore using less energy by not incurring the “standy loss” associated with tanks.
The top 5 reasons to consider a Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters revolutionize the way you use hot water. They produce more hot water, at a more consistent temperature, using less energy than typical tank-style water heaters. Take a closer look at why tankless might be right for you:
Because tankless water heaters provide hot water only when it’s needed, they can save you up to 40%* on your energy bill. They feature Energy Factors of 0.82 up to 0.96, while tanks are typically 0.60. * As based on the average cost to run an electric tank water heater per the DOE Average Energy Costs (http://www.doe.gov).
Continuous Hot Water
Tankless hot water heaters do not store a large volume of hot water that can be depleted, but rather heat the water as it’s being used, giving you endless comfort in the form of continuous hot water at a consistent temperature. You can even use hot water for multiple tasks—such as showering, washing dishes or doing laundry—at the same time without worrying about running out.
Traditional tank water heaters can take up to 16 square feet of valuable floor space. Tankless water heaters, however, are a fraction of the size and can be installed on virtually any wall, indoors or outdoors.
Tankless water heaters have a typical life expectancy of up to 20 years—twice as long as a tank-style unit.
Many tankless gas water heaters have earned ENERGY STAR® approval by meeting the strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.
If you are considering investing in a tankless water heater, call on the trusted professionals at Best Plumbers®