Did You Know These 3 Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater?

Duron Smith A/C & Heat September 10, 2018

If you’re in the market for a new heating system and are looking for a water heater that’s going to save you money, space, and headaches, a tankless system will give you all of this and more.

Tankless water heaters, also known as demand-type or instantaneous water heaters, only supply your home with hot water when it’s needed. It uses 30 – 50 percent less water than traditional water heater systems and can save you and your family $100 or more annually.

While this is just one perk of installing a new energy efficient tankless water heater, there are so many more benefits that Duron Smith A/C & Heat, your heating and residential air conditioning experts serving Melbourne, FL, would love to discuss. In fact, by the end of this article, you’ll have a better understanding of how tankless systems work and how they can benefit you.

How Tankless Systems Work

Tankless water heaters use a gas or electric element to heat your home’s water without the use of a storage tank. Instead of waiting for your system’s storage tank to fill up with hot water, a tankless water heater system delivers a constant flow of heated water at a rate of two to five gallons per minute. Gas-fired tankless models often have higher flow rates than electric ones. If you are interested in learning more about what type of system is right for you, Duron Smith A/C & Heat can point you in the right direction.

Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

Compact: Tankless water heaters are compact in size and take up much less space than a conventional tank system. They mount on your wall, and depending on your needs come in a variety of sizes.

Long Life Span: It may cost you a little more money upfront when purchasing your new tankless water heater, but it will be well worth it in the long run. Tankless systems have life expectancies of over 20 years, have easily replaceable parts, and typically much lower operating costs. In comparison, regular storage tanks will only last you at most 15 years.

Energy Efficient: According to consumer reports, gas-powered tankless water heaters are around 22% more energy efficient than a traditional gas heater. ENERGY STAR® estimates that when you use one of their qualified systems you can save up to or over $100 every year on your utility bills.

If you’re ready to start reaping all of the benefits that a tankless water heater can bring to your home, call Duron Smith A/C & Heat, the heating and AC system repair specialists in Melbourne, FL, now!

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