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Tankless Water Heater

November 28th, 2011 by gtowsley Leave a reply »

A Tremendous Energy Savings or Not? – You have to do your homework!

Did you know heating water accounts for up to 30 percent of the average home’s energy budget? Some makers of tankless water heaters claim their products can cut your energy costs up to half over regular storage heaters. So is it time to switch?

It’s definitely time to think about a new water heater when your shower suddenly turns cold on you or when your water heater just can’t keep up with running the dishwasher while you shower! Consider a new fantastic option in home water heating- tankless water heaters. The tankless water heaters are small, compact units that work on gas or electricity to heat your water only as needed. That means you’ll never run out of hot water! In other words, when you want it, you’ll have it! Here is a great tankless water heater buying guide for you to do research.

More and more Americans are realizing the importance of energy conservation while at the same time dealing with the rising costs in gas and electricity to heat their water. These factors have greatly contributed to the rise in popularity of the tankless water heater (also known as the on demand water heater). The tankless water heaters are actually proven to have the potential tocut energy use by up to 50%. This is in major contrast to a traditional water heater tank, where you are actually paying to heat your water 24 hours, 7 days a week. This constant heating of your water is termed as a standby energy loss, or in other words, a waste of energy! We all know that energy savings equals money savings so there are clearly some big money savings benefits to the tankless heater!

You are probably wondering how exactly the tankless water heater works to save you money and ensure that you always have hot water. Unlike traditional water tank heaters which constantly heat your hot water, tankless heaters save energy by heating only the water that you need. Can you imagine the savings with a tankless heater? In fact, you don’t have to imagine because it is estimated that tankless water heaters can reduce your energy costs by up to 40-50%.

A last thought for you to keep in mind is that tankless water heaters are pricey. Read this report and watch this video from Consumer reports on tankless water heater benifits. Although they can be pricey, tankless water heaters are still well worth the investment. In the long run, you will be saving money and it won’t take you long to see that your investment was well worth it. So the next time you need to change your water heater and are able to spend the extra dollars, definitely consider the tankless option. It’s better for you, better for the environment and better for when you want to take that long shower!

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