When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is normally near the top of many people’s needs in Nashville. A tankless water heater is a great option 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 costs. Since the heated water isn’t stored for use at a later time, you don’t have to pay for standby energy losses like you may have to with tank heaters. You’ll also benefit from having a continuous supply of hot water. They are compact in size, energy-efficient in design and low-cost to operate.
When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water goes through the unit where either a gas burner or an electric element is going to heat it. Then it goes to the tap, where you then have hot water. One note about tankless water heaters—especially for larger houses—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be great enough to handle numerous uses at once. One of our specialists will help you figure out what your flow rate is and give you recommendations based on their analysis.
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, many households in the Nashville area do just fine with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the perks of having one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifecycle of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifecycle of a normal tank heater.
- Most tankless units come with a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters hardly ever run out of hot water.
- You get higher 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 time.
- Tankless models take up much less space than traditional tank water heaters. They can even be hung 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 possibility of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Donelson Air Service Experts today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater added to your Nashville 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 615-953-9885
or request an appointment with us online.