Inefficient conventional tank water heaters constantly heat and reheat water, which wastes energy, and in effect, money. Various household products like stoves, washers, dryers, and refrigerators have undergone a huge change since the early twentieth century to become more energy efficient, and yet, regular water heaters have stayed as inefficient as ever, until the creation of the tankless water heater.
Edwin Stipe, an HVAC and Plumbing specialist serving customers from Stewartsville, Phillipsburg, Bethlehem, Nazareth, and the surrounding Lehigh Valley, recommends that homeowners switch to a tankless water heating system because it works by heating water only when the household requires it. Instead of reusing old water and wasting energy, a plumber can easily install a tankless water heater supply that will offer an endless amount of hot water at a constant temperature and only start working when needed. Once a faucet is turned on, cold water in the tankless water heater is warmed up by a burner and flows to wherever it is required. Energy is saved because water is only heated when it is actually needed and not throughout the entire day.
One of the biggest advantages of tankless water heaters is the amount of CO2 they can eliminate. Due to the way they operate, tankless water heaters save energy because they do not contain idle water in their tanks. Tankless water heaters are approximately 30% more efficient than normal 50-gallon water heaters. In addition, electric tankless water heaters do not produce any greenhouse gases, which are detrimental to the environment.
Up to 40% off a utility bill can be saved by switching to a tankless water heater. To determine how much you could potentially be saving, use an online Energy Cost Calculator. Since tankless water heaters only work when they are needed, homeowners only have to pay for the hot water that they use.
3. Long Lasting
Tankless water heaters last approximately twice as long as regular water heaters; typical tanks last about 10 years, while tankless water heaters last about 20. Homeowners that plan on living in their households for a long time will not have to worry about replacing their water heater every decade if they invest in a tankless water heater.
4. Opens up More Room
A basic water heater takes up a significant amount of room, generally measuring 60” tall and 24” wide with a 60 gallon capacity. Often, homes even have a separate room dedicated to hiding their water heaters. Homeowners should consider calling a plumber to install a tankless water heater if they want to free up more space in their homes. Tankless water heaters are very compact, and unlike traditional heaters, can be hung up on a wall.
5. Safe & Clean
Not only do tankless water heaters provide an unlimited supply of hot water, but the water that is provided is also safe and clean. Water that is stored in a heater that has a tank can often rust and develop health complications if ever ingested.
Residents from Stewartsville, Phillipsburg, Bethlehem, Nazareth or surrounding areas, looking for an energy-efficient, cost-effective, long lasting, space conscious, safe, and clean alternative to basic water heaters should contact a plumber from Edwin Stipe today! For more information on environmentally friendly HVAC products explore the Edwin Stipe website or call 610-258-0201.
Edwin Stipe, Inc
1131 South 25th Street