When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is usually near the top of many people’s wish lists in Atlanta. A tankless water heater is a decent choice for saving energy. In fact, a tankless water heater is 8–34 percent more energy efficient than a storage water heater, according to energy.gov.
Unlike traditional tank heaters that heat gallons of water and store it for usage, tankless water heaters use gas burners or electric coils to heat water on an as-needed basis, which could save you a lot on energy bills. Since the heated water isn’t stored for use for later use, you don’t have to worry about paying for standby energy losses like you may have to with tank heaters. You’ll also benefit from having a continuous supply of hot water. They are compact in size, energy-efficient in design and low-cost to use.
When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water comes through the unit where either a gas burner or an electric element is going to heat it. Then it heads to the tap, where you get hot water. One note about tankless water heaters—specifically for bigger homes—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be great enough to accommodate several uses at once. One of our professionals will help you decide what your flow rate is and offer recommendations based on their knowledge.
Some people choose to install a separate tankless water heater that’s picked for a specific appliance, like the dishwasher or the clothes washer—or as a booster for a solar water heating system. However, a lot of households in the Atlanta area do just fine with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the perks of getting one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifespan of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifecycle of a regular tank heater.
- Most tankless units come with a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters almost never run out of hot water.
- You get better energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient without standby heat loss and only use the power necessary to heat the amount of water needed at any period.
- Tankless models need much less space than traditional tank water heaters. They can even be mounted on the walls and some can be put in small cupboards or closets. Smaller units can be added under cabinets or in a closet, closer to the point of use.
With tankless water heaters, you eliminate the possibility of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Peachtree Service Experts today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater added to your Atlanta home. It’s a great energy-efficient addition for your home. We have quality tankless hot water heater choices, skill and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at 678-235-9699
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