Did you know that heating water is often the second largest energy expense in a household, right behind heating and cooling? Water heating costs can account for nearly 20% of your monthly utility bill, according to the Department of Energy.
For many homeowners, being able to maximize their energy and cost savings in the home is at the top of the to-do list. Tankless or on demand water heaters only heat water when it is needed, eliminating the need to house a large storage tank which can save homeowners significantly on water heating costs each month.
At Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling Energy Services, we want to match each of our customers with the best, most energy efficient appliances available.
There are many benefits a tankless water heater offers that you should consider.
1. Saves Money & Energy. With tankless water heaters, the long-term savings are very much worth the initial cost to install. Because tankless heaters only heat the water when needed, they are more energy efficient for many households, using up to 50% less energy long-term than regular water heaters.
2. Takes Up Less Space. Tankless water heaters are compact and require much less room than your typical water heater. They can be conveniently placed on the wall and out of the way, so you can start thinking of other ways to utilize this extra space.
3. Longer Lifespan. The expected lifespan of a tankless water heater is 20 years as compared to 10-15 years for your standard water heater. An extended lifespan saves you money on replacement equipment and installation.
4. Cleaner Water. Because water sits in a regular water heater, it can cause sediment buildup and rust inside the tank that could get into your water supply. With a tankless, there is no need for concern as large amounts of water are not stored for extended periods.
If you are still deciding whether or not you should make the switch to a tankless water heater, call the professionals at Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling Energy Services at 866-953-8728 to see if a tankless water heater is the best option for your family’s needs.