A tankless water heater? Yes, you read that right, tankless water heaters are real, and what’s more is that they can help save you money. One of the biggest energy costs for a homeowner is hot water, which typically runs up to 30% of the monthly utility costs. While having hot water is a necessity, many homeowners are doing all they can to help shave down the high costs. Fortunately, that’s where a tankless water heater can save the day, delivering hot water when you need it, at a fraction of the prices.
How Does a Tankless Water Heater Work?
A standard water heater (the kind with the tank) works by collecting and heating a mass quantity of water and keeping it hot. This is a big part of the reason why water heating costs so much, because the water in the tank must be kept hot at all times for it to be effective. The tankless water heater, on the other hand, heats water on demand, channeling it to where it needs to go.
By heating water as it’s needed, instead of keeping a massive volume hot all the time, your monthly energy bills are cut down, creating an incredible value for homeowners. What’s more is maintenance is fairly simple.
Flushing the system with vinegar helps to reduce the buildup of calcium which can drop the efficiency of your water heater, all without the need for harsh chemicals that can be detrimental to the environment.
Never Run out of Hot Water Again
There’s nothing worse than getting halfway through a shower when you run out of hot water. Then it becomes a mad scramble to finish up before the tepid water becomes frigid.
This happens when the capacity of a hot water tank has been reached, you simply run out of hot water and it will take time for it to heat up more. If you live in a house with multiple people taking showers, running the dishwasher or the washing machine (the scenario for a typically family) this happens all too often. The tankless water heater helps to negate that problem. Because water is being heated as it’s needed, it doesn’t rely on any sort of storage capacity. Just imagine, no more cold showers.
Increase the Value of Your Home
This is always something to consider when you’re building a new home, or renovating an existing one, the overall value of your home. Some day, your circumstances may change and you might have to sell your home. If that day comes, then it’s important to make sure that you’ve built up the value. Tankless water heaters are a great addition for your home because they do just that, they help to increase the value of your home.
Not only are you saving money on your monthly utility costs while you live there, energy saving amenities such as these are always in high demand for those looking to buy a home. Based solely off that, a tankless water heater is a win-win all around and a solid choice when deciding what fixtures to get for your new home.
+Ken Uhrich likes houses. In fact he lives in one. You can drop him a line at the Custom Home Group website.