If you have a growing family, chances are the last person in line for a shower ends up with cold water (and the person before that is always being yelled at to hurry up before the water gets cold). You could upgrade to a larger hot water tank to allow each person to enjoy a warm shower, but you may also want to consider purchasing a tankless version, which warms the water continuously as it comes out. When you turn the shower on, cold water travels through a pipe into the water heater, then a gas burner or an electric element heats the water. Aside from endless hot water, a tankless water heater also delivers the following benefits:
According to Energy.gov, tankless water heaters “Don’t produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters, which can save you money.” If you use 41 gallons or less of hot water each day, a tankless water heater can be nearly 30 percent more efficient. If you use more, you’ll save around 15 percent. Overall, the average family will save over $100 per year in energy bills by switching to a tankless water heater.
While traditional tank water heaters take up space in the garage or basement, a tankless version is usually mounded on a wall. This frees up 10 to 15 square feet storage.
Better for the Earth
Sustainability is an increasingly important issue for homeowners and homebuyers. It’s always good to know that you’re not wasting energy on heating water you aren’t going to use immediately, and if you’re aiming to sell your home in the next decade, millennials especially will be delighted that your home has a modern, green feature.
Interested in Having a Tankless Water Heater Installed? Call Putman Plumbing
If you’re thinking about buying a tankless water heater for your Frederick County home, we’d be happy to discuss the best models with you. It’s important that you buy the right size for your space and have it installed by a professional plumber. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help!