Every homeowner relies on hot water for showering, washing dishes, doing laundry, and cooking each day. This demand for hot water often leads to large monthly utility bills, especially if you own a traditional water heater. Consider the following overview of the environmental and financial benefits of tankless water heaters and ask your plumber about installation.
- Improve Energy Efficiency
Up to 30% of your home’s energy costs go to heating water. A traditional water heater works constantly to fill its huge storage tank—up to 80 gallons large—with hot water and maintain its temperature. Energy-efficient tankless water heaters only heat water on demand, so no energy is wasted by heating water you do not need. Additionally, when you install a tankless water heater, you may be eligible for an energy efficiency tax credit and other government incentives. Improved energy efficiency means greater savings for the homeowner.
- Maintain Ideal Temperatures
Traditional water heaters overheat the water to ensure a consistent temperature. These high temperatures can be dangerous to children and the elderly, who are the most susceptible to scalding. With tankless water heaters, there’s no need to overheat the water because it’s heated as you use it. This greatly reduces the risk of burning yourself due to overheated water.
- Eliminate Downtime
If you have a large family or tend to use a lot of hot water at once, then you’re familiar with having to wait for your storage tank water heater to refill itself. But when you opt for a tankless water heater, you will no longer have to wait for hot water; all the water you need is heated right before you use it. Also, traditional water heaters are more susceptible to corrosion and water leaks and often require frequent repair.
If you’re interested in the benefits of a tankless water heater, then contact Done-Right! Rooter and Plumbing - we service the full San Jose area. Give us a call at (888) 379-0166 to speak with one of our professional plumbers.