A significant portion of your home’s energy bill is determined by your water heating needs. Did you know that tankless water heaters can lower utility costs for your Springfield, IL, home and benefit you in other ways, too?
How Tankless Water Heaters Differ from Tank Water Heaters
Tank water heaters store 40-50 gallons of heated water. Some even store as much as 100 gallons of water. Tank water heaters must continuously heat the water in the storage tank to ensure you have hot water when you need it. The constant heating doesn’t do your energy bills any favors. Tankless water heaters don’t store water. Instead, the water’s heated on demand when hot water is used.
Ways Tankless Water Heaters Save You Money
Tankless water heaters, also called demand water heaters, lead to greater energy efficiency. According to Energy.gov, demand heaters can lower energy consumption from 24%-34% in households that use 40 gallons or less of hot water daily.
On-demand water heating lowers your energy consumption because no stored water is continuously heated. But there are other ways these eco-friendly water heaters help reduce your utility costs. If you have a conventional water heater with a storage tank, ask yourself this question: How many times have you let the water run while you wait for it to get warm enough?
You’ve probably waited at least 30 seconds or possibly much longer for your water to heat, and the further away the faucet or shower is from the heater, the longer it can take to heat. All that waiting does two things—it wastes water and raises your water bill.
Local Professional Installation Services for Tankless Water Heaters
If you’re interested in learning more about all the benefits tankless heaters offer, get in touch with the pros. Licensed plumbers can answer your questions about sizing, available fuel types, and installation costs. For professional installation services that include water heater repair and replacement for all makes and models, call HRI Plumbing today!