Tankless Water Heaters : Why Should You?
Whether you are in the process of building a new home or renovating the one you already have, it’s time that you (re)evaluate the water system. It’s true that almost as much as 30% of the home’s energy budget is consumed by the water heater.
Traditional units heat water continuously in a tank. The water is normally stored until being used. The new tankless designs only heat the water when needed. Storing less water means lower energy costs. Tankless systems are also more compact.
Tankless water heater system come in many different sizes. These systems are available in either room or whole-home sizes. In order to see how efficient a tankless unit will be; calculate how many appliances of fixtures require hot water.
Check with your local plumbing company to see which fuel type is best for your home. You’ll find that tankless systems come in either:
Gas (natural or propane) do require some electric to be used in order to operate effectively. Venting is a big issue with gas tanks in Beverly Hills. Electric, on the other hand, you’ll need to check the voltage and amperage needed for the installation.
Knowing what your flow is like will get you the best tank possible. For example, if you’re going to be running the dishwasher while one of the family members is showering, you need to get to know the (GPM) or gallons per minute.
Cost should be a consideration whenever searching for a new water system. Keeping to a budget means staying within the perimeters of a new plumbing component. A tankless system costs anywhere from $800-$1,000. This does not include installation.
You’ll save more money through a tankless unit. Over the course of a year, you’ll see that your energy bills have gone down drastically. You’ll want to balance the cost of your unit with the ongoing operating costs.
According to the Department of Energy, a tankless unit can be up to 30% more efficient than traditional units. This, of course, all depends on the amount of hot water that’s used daily.
When it comes to having immediate, long-lasting hot water; there’s nothing better than a tankless system. Call VR Plumbing today and we can provide you with an installation and up-front cost estimate.