Four Teasons to Consider a Tankless Water Heater
Posted: December 5, 2017
Why pay to heat water you’re not going to use – or pay to heat it twice?
That’s the question designers at a company called Stiebel-Eltron asked themselves way back in the 1920s – and their answer gave birth to the first electric tankless water heater.
Fast forward almost 90 years and today’s high tech tankless water heaters bear little physical resemblance to their ancestors, but the basic approach they take is the same: heat the water you need – and only the water you need – on demand.
By operating this way, a tankless system enjoys some advantages over a traditional water tank-based water heater, including:
- Unlimited hot water – With a right-sized tankless system, you’ll never run out of hot water – even if you shower with the dishwasher and washing machine running.
- Lower bills – By working only when needed, not using a pilot light, and never having to reheat water that’s been sitting in a tank in your cold basement, a tankless water heater could cut your monthly bills by as much as 40 percent compared to a conventional electric-powered unit.
- More placement flexibility – Tankless systems can be wall mounted and are about the size of a suitcase, which means you can put them just about anywhere.
- More value for your home – A tankless water heater will improve your Home Energy Rating System (HERS) and LEED scores, which means your home will be worth more if you plan to sell it.
Interested in learning more about a tankless water heater for your New Jersey home? Contact us today and let’s talk about it.