Tankless Water Heaters Save Energy & Money
Tankless Hot Water Heaters are also called Instantaneous or On-Demand Water Heaters, they provide hot water only as it is needed. Traditional storage water heaters produce standby energy losses that cost you money. Tankless Water Heaters are only used when there is a demand for hot water, saving you energy and delivering hot water faster.
Tankless Hot Water Heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank, they avoid the standby heat losses associated with storage water heaters. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. In an electric Tankless Water Heater an electric element heats the water. In a gas-fired Tankless Water Heater a gas burner heats the water. Tankless Water Heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water. You don’t need to wait for a storage tank to fill up with enough hot water.
Usually a Tankless Water Heater provides hot water at a rate of 2 – 5 gallons (7.6 – 15.2 liters) per minute. A gas Tankless Water Heater usually produces higher flow rates than electric Tankless Water Heaters. Some smaller Tankless Water Heaters, however, cannot supply enough hot water for simultaneous, multiple uses in large households. An example, if you are taking a shower and running the dishwasher at the same time can stretch a Tankless Water Heater to its limit. To overcome this challenge, we install a “whole house” type Tankless Water Heater or install two or more Tankless Water Heaters, connected in parallel for simultaneous demands of hot water. You can also install separate Tankless Water Heaters for large demand appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines.
For homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, Tankless Water Heaters can be 24% – 34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters. Tankless Water Heaters can be 8% – 14% more energy efficient for homes that use a lot of hot water, around 86 gallons per day. You can achieve an even greater energy savings of 27% – 50% if you install a Tankless Water Heater at each hot water outlet.
Energy Star Label
Exact Plumbing is proud to feature Noritz Tankless Water Heaters. Noritz products have the ENERGY STAR rating;these products use less energy and prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. Noritz America is committed to offering solutions that help consumers conserve energy and improve the quality of our environment.
Tankless Water Heaters Save Energy & Help the Environment
- The typical household spends $1,900 a year on energy bills
- With ENERGY STAR, you can save nearly $600 on energy bills
- Choosing ENERGY STAR qualified tankless water heaters, you can save more than $100 per year on gas bills compared to a standard storage model
- ENERGY STAR also makes a difference for the environment
Did you know that the average house can be responsible for twice the greenhouse gas emissions as the average car? That’s because every time you flip on a light switch, run your dishwasher, or turn on your air conditioner, you use energy, which means more greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. So the more energy you can save through energy efficiency, the more you help to reduce greenhouse gases and the risks of global warming.
- Save energy and money. You don’t use hot water 24-hours a day. Yet a standard tank-type water heater consumes energy round the clock to keep the water in its tank hot. By heating water only when you need it, ENERGY STAR qualified tankless water heaters save the typical family more than $100 per year on gas bills compared to a standard storage model. Larger families can save even more.
- Continuous hot water. Tankless water heaters provide a continuous flow of hot water. Unlike with a conventional tank-type water heater, the hot water is always there when you need it.
- Space-saving design. A qualified tankless model saves you an extra closet’s worth of space compared to a tank-type water heater. Gas tankless water heaters are small and wall-mounted, unlike bulky tank-type water heaters.
- Fewer worries. Tankless water heaters have a life expectancy of 20 years, much longer than any conventional tank-type water heater. With a tankless hot water heater, the risk of tank leaks and water damage is a thing of the past.