When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is usually near the top of many people’s needs in Kansas City. A tankless water heater is a good route for saving energy. In fact, a tankless water heater is 8–34 percent more energy efficient than a storage water heater, according to energy.gov.
Unlike traditional tank heaters that heat gallons of water and store it for usage, tankless water heaters use gas burners or electric coils to heat water on an as-needed basis, which might save you a lot on energy bills. Since the heated water isn’t stored for use for later use, you don’t have to worry about paying for standby energy losses like you can with tank heaters. You’ll also benefit from having a continuous supply of hot water. They are smaller in size, energy-efficient in design and low-cost to operate.
When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water moves through the unit where either a gas burner or an electric element is going to heat it. Then it goes to the tap, where you then have hot water. One note about tankless water heaters—specifically for larger households—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be large enough to accommodate numerous uses at once. One of our experts will help you decide what your flow rate is and give you recommendations based on their analysis.
Some people decide to install a separate tankless water heater that’s chosen for a specific appliance, like the dishwasher or the clothes washer—or as a booster for a solar water heating system. However, a lot of homes in the Kansas City area do very well with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the benefits of getting one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifetime of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifetime of a normal tank heater.
- Most tankless units have a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters almost never run out of hot water.
- You get improved energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient without standby heat loss and only use the power needed to heat the amount of water needed at any point.
- Tankless models need much less space than traditional tank water heaters. They can even be put on the walls and some can be put in small cupboards or closets. Smaller units can be put in under cabinets or in a closet, closer to where they’re used.
With tankless water heaters, you get rid of the chance of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Neal Harris Service Experts today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater installed in your Kansas City home. It’s a great energy-efficient choice for your home. We have quality tankless hot water heater choices, skill and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at 816-787-0500
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