When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is usually near the top of many people’s wish lists in Oklahoma City. A tankless water heater is a decent option 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 could save you a lot on energy costs. Since the heated water isn’t stored for use for later use, you don’t have to pay for standby energy losses like you can with tank heaters. You’ll also benefit from having a constant 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 goes through the unit where either a gas burner or an electric element will heat it. Then it heads to the tap, where you get hot water. One thing about tankless water heaters—specifically for bigger homes—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be high enough to take on numerous uses at once. One of our specialists will help you determine what your flow rate is and offer recommendations based on their knowledge.
Some people choose to install a separate tankless water heater that’s chosen for a specific appliance, like the dishwasher or the clothes washer—or as a booster for a solar water heating system. However, most homes in the Oklahoma City area do just fine with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the bonuses of having one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifespan of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifespan of a normal tank heater.
- Most tankless units have a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters hardly ever run out of hot water.
- You get higher 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 point.
- Tankless models require 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 added under cabinets or in a closet, closer to where they’ll be used.
With tankless water heaters, you decrease the possibility of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Gordon's Service Experts today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater put in your Oklahoma City home. It’s a great energy-efficient choice for your home. We carry quality tankless hot water heater choices, knowledge and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at 405-432-2197
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