Tankless water heater systems, also known as instantaneous water heaters, provide hot water to households on an as-needed basis. This means that homeowners across the areas of Stewartsville, Phillipsburg, Bethlehem, and Nazareth, can now significantly reduce their energy costs by implementing tankless systems within their home.
The team here at Edwin Stipe, Inc. has many years’ of experience in the area of tankless water heater installation. In this article, we will discuss the many energy saving benefits derived from the use of tankless water heater technology.
For homes that use at least 41 gallons of water a day, tankless water heaters are estimated to be 24% to 34% more energy efficient than conventional systems. For homes that use a larger amount of water – closer to 86 gallons a day, tankless systems can provide an 8-to-14% improvement in energy efficiency over conventional systems. These improvements in energy efficiency increase with each tankless water heater installation in the home.
While the initial cost of tankless systems is often higher than that required for the installation of conventional water heater systems, tankless systems are also designed to be more durable and therefore more cost-effective over the long-term. Most tankless systems can maintain optimal performance over a 20-year period. In addition, the leading tankless systems on the marketplace now feature parts that are easy for an HVAC contractor to replace. These replacement parts can add 10-to-15 years of performance life to the overall lifetime of a tankless system. This means that homeowners can make considerable energy savings over their years of home ownership by installing tankless systems.
Gas Systems vs. Electric Systems In Terms of Efficiency
One of the leading challenges for many homeowners is not simply making the decision between a conventional system and a tankless water heater system, but in deciding between gas and electric products. Electric systems are far more energy efficient than gas systems. However, many homeowners find that because their area has higher prices for electricity than for gas, the gas systems tend to be more cost efficient. In actuality, gas water heaters cost about 10-to-15% less to operate than electric systems. However, the maintenance cost disparity between the two types of system is greatly correlated with energy prices in a particular region; some regions experience high gas prices due to a lack of local supply.
Tankless water heaters now provide the level of high-efficiency home heating sought after by families across the area. To learn more on the benefits of tankless systems, contact the team here at Edwin Stipe, Inc. directly at (877) 337-8473. Our qualified HVAC industry experts are available to answer all questions.