One way you can save energy in your Port Aransas, Texas, home is by using a tankless water heater. Most homes are built with storage tank water heaters. Consider upgrading to a tankless water heater if your tank water heater is 10-15 years old. Keep reading to learn how tankless water heaters work, how much they can save you and which type may be right for your home.
Storage Tank Versus Tankless Water Heater
A storage tank water heater uses a gas pilot light or an electric heating element to heat the water in the tank. A tankless water heater, or a demand water heater, uses a gas or electric heating element to heat the water that passes through it. Tankless water heaters produce about 2-5 gallons of heated water per minute. A notable difference between the two is that, since a tankless water heater isn’t limited to the size of its water tank, it can produce an extensive supply of hot water.
Energy-Saving Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters
If you use 41 gallons or less of hot water each day, you can save between 24%-34% energy when you use a tankless water heater. If you use a large amount of hot water in your home, you can increase those energy savings by installing multiple tankless water heaters.
Installing a Tankless Water Heater
When you decide to install a tankless water heater, you’ll need to consider the size and type of heater that’s appropriate for your home. While electric heaters may save more energy, gas heaters have a higher water output. Consult with a specialist when choosing a tankless water heater to meet your home’s hot water needs. As a result, you’ll make sure that you maximize your energy savings.
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