When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is typically near the top of many people’s wish lists in Buffalo. A tankless water heater is a decent choice 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 won’t be paying for standby energy losses like you may have to with tank heaters. You’ll also benefit from having a continual supply of hot water. They are compact 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 will heat it. Then it travels to the tap, where you get hot water. One thing about tankless water heaters—especially for big homes—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be high enough to accommodate several uses at once. One of our specialists will help you figure out what your flow rate is and give you recommendations based on their analysis.
Some people prefer to install a separate tankless water heater that’s picked 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 Buffalo area do just fine with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the benefits of getting one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifespan of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifespan of a regular tank heater.
- Most tankless units carry 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 with no standby heat loss and only use the power they need to heat the amount of water needed at any period.
- 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 where they’ll be used.
With tankless water heaters, you eliminate the chance of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Sunbeam Service Experts today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater put in your Buffalo home. It’s a great energy-efficient addition 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 716-427-6807
or request an appointment with us online.