Tankless water heaters have improved greatly both in terms of their capacity to heat water and their affordability. If you’re looking to replace your current hot water heater, but aren’t quite sure what type to get, read on to learn about the benefits of a tankless water heater!
Perhaps the biggest advantage is that you only heat the water that you need while you’re using it. You don’t expend energy and money heating water in a storage tank 24 hours a day. That tank water heater keeps the water hot in the middle of the night or when you’re out of the house in the middle of the day.
A tankless water heater can supply you with endless hot water. Your Brooklyn plumbing experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating can suggest the best water heating solution for your home. For example, will you be doing laundry and showering at the same time? Or will you only have a single hot water use at a time? The right size tankless water heater will supply your Brooklyn home with copious amounts of hot water. Typically, a gas-fired tankless water heater has four times the heating capacity of a tank water heater, so you get the amount of hot water that you need when you need it.
Tankless water heaters are wall mounted, freeing up floor space and storage space in your home. Because they are smaller than tank water heaters, you may have more flexible placement options. Tankless heaters are known for their long service life, usually twice as long as a tank type water heater. With annual maintenance, a tankless water heater will often last 20 years, which means you won’t be needing water heater replacement as often.
You also have a choice of efficiency levels. A standard efficiency in the 80% range will vent out your chimney, just like your old water heater. A high-efficiency tankless heater with an efficiency in the 90%-plus range will typically have a sidewall plastic pipe connection for both combustion air and exhaust. A high efficiency unit will save the most money on your water heating bills. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, homeowners who use 41 gallons of hot water per day or less will save about 25% on their energy bills. Homeowners who use more hot water will save even more!
We’re here to serve all of your hot water needs in Brooklyn and the surrounding area. If you have questions about the features and benefits of tankless water heaters, call the water heater experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating!
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