Is An On-Demand Tankless Water Heater Right For You?
Choosing a Tankless Water Heater
If saving a ton of money on energy bills and always having an endless amount of hot water available sound good to you, then a tankless water heater might be the way for you to go.
With a tankless water heater there are no “standby losses” like conventional water heaters have—that is, there isn’t a loss of energy and money wasted on heating and reheating water in the tank that is waiting to be used. Of course, tankless water heaters are “tank-less”; they don’t have a tank at all! Tankless water heaters (sometimes called on-demand water heaters) work by forcing cold water across heated coils, which instantly heat the water and deliver it to you piping hot. They only use energy when you demand it, never for just standing-by.
Can you imagine—no more waiting to take a shower because someone else used up all the hot water! You could have infinite amounts of hot water instantly available, and lower energy bills too!
Since it has no tank, the tankless water heater itself is significantly smaller than a standard water heater and can fit into places where other types of water heaters would not. That can be an added bonus in situations where space is limited.
Besides saving energy, there are other environmentally-friendly aspects to installing a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters have almost twice the life expectancy of any tank-type of water heater, and are made of recyclable materials and replaceable parts, which in turn reduces landfill waste. And they reduce CO2 emissions. In fact, if every household in the US replaced their water heater with a tankless water heater, the amount of carbon emissions eliminated would be the same as removing 6.7 million cars. That’s a huge amount.
Another benefit is that a tankless water heater can perform quite well in any climate—from our hot summers to the icy cold winters.
All these features add up to make tankless water heaters an extremely popular choice, and why at Goodman Plumbing, we have chosen to specialize in tankless water heater installation and repair.
A tankless water heater can sometimes have a higher upfront cost than a traditional storage tank water heater, but because it is 45-60% more energy-efficient than a conventional water heater you can end up saving $1,800 in energy costs over its lifetime! That’s a lot of money saved, and a lot of natural resources too.
If you have any questions about installing a tankless water heater, or to discuss the water heater options available to you, please don’t hesitate to call us at Goodman Plumbing 828-774-7076. Tankless water heaters installed with Quality, Service & Integrity.
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