By installing one or more tankless water heaters in your home, you will be able to enjoy an unlimited amount of hot water while reducing your energy use. Tankless units require much less space when compared to standard water heater models, which makes them an excellent choice when floor space or indoor space in general are limited. Although the upfront costs of tankless water heaters tend to be higher than conventional models, your monthly savings will begin immediately and will return your initial investment over time.
Enjoy Unlimited Hot Water
One of the most popular reasons people decide to upgrade to a tankless water heater is its ability to produce an unlimited amount of hot water. Because of the way these units are designed to operate, the only limit to how much water they can heat is determined by the amount of available fuel. Both gas powered and electric models are available.
Since tankless water heaters can only heat a certain number of gallons of hot water per minute, selecting an appropriately sized unit that can meet the needs of your household is critical. Two pieces of information will be needed to accurately size your tankless water heater: the temperature of your incoming water and the maximum flow rate of hot water needed at any one time. If your heater needs to supply hot water to a shower head with a flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm) and a faucet with a rate of 1 gpm, you will need a unit capable of heating 3.5 gpm of water.
Tankless Water Heaters Maximize Space While Saving Energy
Tankless water heaters can be mounted on a wall and vented outdoors and are available in models designed for outdoor installation when indoor space is extremely limited. People who live in apartment buildings or other small spaces are particularly likely to appreciate the additional space freed up from the replacement of a large water heater tank with one or more smaller, efficient tankless water heaters.
Energy savings with tankless water heaters occur in two ways: first, the units themselves are more efficient at heating water as compared to standard models. More importantly is the fact that you never need to pay for the storage of hot water that you are not using. By heating water only as it is needed, your home’s energy usage will immediately decline, leaving more money in your pocket while being gentle on the planet.
What Are the Costs Involved?
Higher upfront costs are a reality with tankless water heaters, yet for homeowners seeking the specific benefits provided with these energy efficient systems, the additional costs are an excellent investment which will repay themselves over time.
Depending on the number and size of tankless water heaters you choose to install and the condition and efficiency of your previous water heater, the initial investment costs of a tankless water can take anywhere from a few years to a few decades to recover. Of course, throughout that time period, you will be enjoying the additional benefits provided by tankless water heaters while receiving a slow and steady financial return with this environmentally friendly tankless technology.
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