For Californians living in Concord, San Rafael and Oakland areas, there’s seldom been a more important time than now to be focusing on saving water.
Heating a home’s water is among the top household energy burdens, second only to heating and air conditioning. With this knowledge in hand, it’s important to think through your water heating options. Conventional storage water heaters have long been the home standard for water heaters, constantly using energy to keep water in the tank hot. By only heating water when you need it, a tankless water heater is a key to an energy efficient home that will also save you money.
How a Tankless Water Heater Works
A tankless water heater is also known as an on-demand water heater because it’s able to instantly heat water for you when you need it. When you turn on the hot water tap, a stream of water runs through your system and is immediately heated.
Tankless water heaters are becoming increasingly popular by saving energy without sacrificing livability. In fact, these on-demand water heaters can provide endless hot water for several showers in a row, when a standard tank water heater would struggle to keep up. In addition to the benefit of not keeping all that water hot all the time, on-demand water heaters feature burners that are 10-25% more efficient than those installed in standard tank water heaters, for additional savings.
Energy Savings with a Tankless Water Heater
More than a quarter of your home’s energy use goes to water heating, which means there are meaningful benefits in switching to a tankless water heater, including:
According to the Department of Energy, a tankless water heater is up to 33% more energy efficient than a conventional water heater for a household that uses 41 gallons or less of hot water daily.
Tankless water heaters have longer lifespans, as well as lower monthly operating costs than their conventional counterparts. They can last up to 20 years and are easily repaired, tacking on extra years to their lifespan.
Energy Bill Savings
ENERGY STAR® estimates suggest a family can save more than a $100 yearly on water heating alone simply by switching to a tankless water heater.
Switch to Tankless with Hassler Heating & Air Conditioning
If you’re tired of taking unexpectedly frosty showers or having to create a schedule for bathing, doing dishes, and setting the laundry, then a tankless water heater is for you. Our expert team at Hassler can help you select the right model for your home so you can be sure you’ll have hot water in your Alameda, Contra Costa, or Marin County home whenever you need it.