At this time of year people are wrapping up the past 12 months and thinking about what the next 12 months will look like. If making your home more efficient is at the top of your priorities for 2016, let our experts help by installing a new tankless water heater in your home. Why consider a tankless? There are a few reasons, as we’ll explain more about below.
One of the top reasons tank water heaters can be less efficient than other types of hot water heaters is because of something known as standby heat loss. This type of heat loss occurs through the outside of the tank, where heat from the tank can dissipate into the surrounding air. Standby heat loss can be as high as 30% when it comes to the efficiency of a storage tank water heater. However, this won’t ever be an issue with a tankless system simply because there is no tank.
Another way a tankless unit can be more efficient than a storage tank unit is in the way it uses fuel or electricity. Tankless hot water heaters heat on-demand, meaning that they heat water when you need it rather than having a store of water that needs to be maintained at a certain temperature. Heating on-demand means that your tankless hot water heater only uses fuel or electricity when hot water is called for versus a tank unit which goes through heating cycles.
Lastly, you can also conserve water when using a tankless hot water heater. Instead of having tank of hot water sitting around, you are able to use just the amount of hot water you need at a given moment. This can save you hundreds of gallons of water per year.
Make 2016 your year to conserve more energy by letting the pros from Bell Plumbing and Heating install a new energy efficient Rheem tankless water heater in your Denver home!