Water Heaters
Brian Brooks December 1, 2022

Become More Energy Efficient With Tankless Water Heaters

Having hot water when you need it is a luxury of life that you enjoy. What you don’t like is spending lots of money to keep your water heated. With traditional water heaters, this is sometimes a way of life. Fortunately, tankless water heaters make it possible for you to become more energy efficient so that you can save money.

What Are Tankless Water Heaters?

Unlike traditional gas-fired water heaters that hold hot water in a storage tank, a tankless unit doesn’t keep water on reserve. Instead, it heats cold water instantly when you turn on the faucet and hot water is only heated as needed. This is the main difference between tankless and storage water heaters.

How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?

To heat cold water, a tankless unit has a heat exchanger that uses natural gas, electricity or propane warmer to increase the temperature of the water as it flows through. This eliminates the need for a storage tank and hot water is always available.

Unlike traditional gas-fired heaters that people install themselves, there are many factors involved in the installation of a tankless heater. These include:

  • Climate
  • Safety issues
  • Type of fuel
  • Building Codes

For this reason, it’s best to hire a professional plumber such as Second Opinion Plumbing to install this type of water heater in your home for you.

How Are Tankless Water Heaters Energy Efficient?

The upfront expense of a tankless heater is much more than the cost of a traditional one. In the long run, however, if your home’s daily hot water usage is 41 gallons or less, the energy efficiency of the tankless unit is up to 34% more than the storage tank heater. They also last longer and cost less to operate.

Ask About Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are convenient, energy-efficient and a great investment for your home. They also have a long life span that will benefit you for years to come. If you are considering the purchase of a new tankless unit or need one installed, we can help you so contact us today.