When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is usually near the top of many people’s wish lists in Salt Lake City. A tankless water heater is a decent route for saving energy. In fact, a tankless water heater is 8–34 percent more energy efficient than a storage water heater, according to energy.gov.
Unlike traditional tank heaters that heat gallons of water and store it for usage, tankless water heaters use gas burners or electric coils to heat water on an as-needed basis, which may save you a lot on energy bills. Since the heated water isn’t stored for use later on, you won’t be paying for standby energy losses like you may have to with tank heaters. You’ll also benefit from having a continual supply of hot water. They are compact in size, energy-efficient in design and low-cost to use.
When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water goes through the unit where either a gas burner or an electric element will heat it. Then it goes to the tap, where you get hot water. One caveat about tankless water heaters—particularly for bigger houses—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be large enough to accommodate several uses at once. One of our specialists will help you figure out what your flow rate is and give you recommendations based on their expertise.
Some people prefer to install a separate tankless water heater that’s chosen for a specific appliance, like the dishwasher or the clothes washer—or as a booster for a solar water heating system. However, a lot of houses in the Salt Lake City area do just fine with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the bonuses of adding one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifetime of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifetime of a normal tank heater.
- Most tankless units come with a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters almost never run out of hot water.
- You get improved energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient with no standby heat loss and only use the power necessary to heat the amount of water needed at any period.
- Tankless models need much less space than traditional tank water heaters. They can even be put on the walls and some can be put in small cupboards or closets. Smaller units can be put in under cabinets or in a closet, closer to where they’re used.
With tankless water heaters, you decrease the probability of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Mountainwest Service Experts today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater added to your Salt Lake City home. It’s a great energy-efficient option for your home. We offer quality tankless hot water heater choices, knowledge and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at 385-399-0280
or request an appointment with us online.