When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is usually near the top of many people’s needs in Haltom City. A tankless water heater is a good 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 use, tankless water heaters use gas burners or electric coils to heat water on an as-needed basis, which might save you a lot on energy expenses. Since the heated water isn’t stored for use later on, you won’t be paying for standby energy losses like you may have to with tank heaters. You’ll also benefit from having a continual supply of hot water. They are compact in size, energy-efficient in design and low-cost to run.
When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water goes through the unit where either a gas burner or an electric element will heat it. Then it travels to the tap, where you end up with hot water. One caveat about tankless water heaters—particularly for larger houses—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be high enough to accommodate several uses at once. One of our specialists will help you determine what your flow rate is and give you recommendations based on their expertise.
Some people decide to install a separate tankless water heater that’s chosen for a specific appliance, like the dishwasher or the clothes washer—or as a booster for a solar water heating system. However, many houses in the Haltom City area do alright with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the bonuses of getting one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifecycle of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifespan of a normal tank heater.
- Most tankless units carry a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters hardly ever run out of hot water.
- You get better energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient minus 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 hung on the walls and some can be put in small cupboards or closets. Smaller units can be installed under cabinets or in a closet, closer to the point of use.
With tankless water heaters, you decrease the possibility of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Stark Services today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater installed in your Haltom City home. It’s a great energy-efficient option for your home. We carry quality tankless hot water heater choices, skill and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at 817-668-6689
or request an appointment with us online.