Tankless water heaters have only recently begun to gain popularity in residential use in the United States. Much like the other greener and long-term cost efficient options available, they require acknowledgment of current water use, adjustment to what the new product offers, and quite honestly, up front costs. This heating system offers simplified temperature control, unrestricted hot water use, and conservation of space. This device also provides safe home water heating while lowering your monthly utility bill and carbon footprint because of its efficiency. This purchase will help you to stop wasting your hard earned money on an outdated tank water heater while hoping for better and taking a cold shower anyway.
How the efficiency of tankless water heaters can extend to your personal use begins with the selection of the right model to meet your needs. There are a multitude of models including: electric, natural gas, single/multi point, whole house, and digital readout tankless water heaters to choose from. First, your local plumbing professional will determine the flow rate of your faucets; that is, your water pressure will dictate how many gallons of water flow through your pipes per minute. Taking this into consideration will let you know how many gallons of water need to be heated to meet your needs. This information decides the strength of the heater to meet your gallon use.
Second, the number of faucets and size of home to be served by the heater will also adjust the heater model for you. You can either choose a single point heater for an individual bathroom, a multi point system to service several rooms throughout a particular floor or area, or a whole house unit. Due to its advanced temperature accuracy, your new unit is capable of continuous hot water dispersion throughout your family home.
What about the value? A new tankless heater can last up to 20 years. Throughout its use it will help to save you the space of a tank system, with the ability to be placed in any closet, crawl space, or small garage. In addition to the eliminated possibility of water damage, it will only heat up water while it is in use. You can stop worrying about running out of hot water. Last but definitely not least, whether you choose the natural gas or electric model, your utility bill will still be offered relief while the new system heats water to the desired temperature without excess strain on non-renewable resources.
Much like other green upgrades, such as the installation of solar panels, double paned windows, or naturally renewable flooring, a tankless heater is an investment. Your older gas lines may have to be updated, but your family’s water heating needs will be with a safe and reliable device for decades to come.