Why Tankless vs. a Traditional Tank?
Produce more hot water using less energy than the most efficient storage tank style heater. Tankless is the environmentally responsible water heating solution. It saves energy, saves space and saves you money.
ENDLESS HOT WATER Tankless water heaters heat the water you need, when you need it. Turning any water source into hot water on demand. You are not limited to the amount a storage tank heater can hold. Whether you are washing the dishes, washing your clothes, or drawing a hot bath, tankless water heater technology will supply endless hot water to your lifestyle demands-even if you do them all at once!
SPACE SAVINGS Traditional tank water heaters can take up to 16 square feet of valuable floor space. However, tankless water heaters are about the size of a carry-on suitcase and can be installed on virtually any wall inside or outside of your home.
LOWER ENERGY BILLS Enjoy up to 40% energy savings with a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters are designed to be highly efficient and only heat water when it is needed, a revolutionary advantage over inefficient tank-style heaters.
CLEAN, FRESH WATER Traditional tank-style water heaters can build up rust and scale inside their tank, where the hot water you use for bathing and drinking is stored. With a tankless water heater you will always experience fresh, clean water that is heated on demand, as it passes through the unit.
Okay… here are the FACTS:
1. 25% of every American household energy dollar is spent producing domestic hot water. Nationwide more residential energy is consumed by domestic hot water than on anything but heating, and air conditioning.
2. Electricity is the WORST way to heat hot water while natural gas and propane gas are much more efficient, smarter choices. Based on national fuel price averages of $1.46/ccf and $0.09/kwh, the cost/100,000 BTU’s is $1.46 for natural gas and $2.64 for electricity. Just under 60% of North American households have access to natural gas, and if you don’t, propane gas is available to almost everyone and is still a better value than electricity. In addition electric water heaters have only a small fraction of the capacity of gas water heaters. So if you like expensive, short showers, with cold water at the end, use electric; otherwise gas would be a better choice.
3. Modern gas fired tankless water heaters are the best alternative available to todays homeowners to reduce their residential energy consumption. A typical gas fired tankless water heater costs about 2-1/2 times as much as a standard tank water heater. However it will pay for itself in just a few years or less, and will last twice as long a tank. To determine what tankless will do in your home.
4. If you are considering a new water heater, tankless is clearly your best choice.