When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is normally near the top of many people’s needs in Indianapolis. A tankless water heater is a good option 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 use, tankless water heaters use gas burners or electric coils to heat water on an as-needed basis, which could save you a lot on energy costs. Since the heated water isn’t stored for use later on, you don’t have to worry about paying for standby energy losses like you might with tank heaters. You’ll also benefit from having a continuous supply of hot water. They are compact in size, energy-efficient in design and low-cost to run.
When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water goes through the unit where either a gas burner or an electric element will heat it. Then it heads to the tap, where you get hot water. One caveat about tankless water heaters—particularly for big homes—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be large enough to handle numerous uses at once. One of our experts will help you decide what your flow rate is and offer recommendations based on their knowledge.
Some people choose 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, many houses in the Indianapolis area do alright with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the bonuses of having one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifecycle of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifecycle of a traditional tank heater.
- Most tankless units have a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters rarely run out of hot water.
- You get improved energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient with no standby heat loss and only use the power needed to heat the amount of water needed at any time.
- 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 installed under cabinets or in a closet, closer to the point of use.
With tankless water heaters, you eliminate the possibility of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Broad Ripple Service Experts today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater added to your Indianapolis home. It’s a great energy-efficient choice for your home. We offer quality tankless hot water heater choices, expertise and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at 317-527-0271
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