When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is normally near the top of many people’s needs in Dallas. A tankless water heater is a great choice 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 expenses. Since the heated water isn’t stored for use for later use, you don’t have to pay for standby energy losses like you can with tank heaters. You’ll also benefit from having a continual supply of hot water. They are smaller in size, energy-efficient in design and low-cost to operate.
When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water moves 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 caveat about tankless water heaters—specifically for bigger homes—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be high enough to handle several uses at once. One of our specialists will help you figure out what your flow rate is and offer recommendations based on their analysis.
Some people prefer to install a separate tankless water heater that’s designated to a specific appliance, like the dishwasher or the clothes washer—or as a booster for a solar water heating system. However, most houses in the Dallas area do very well with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the bonuses of having one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifecycle of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifetime of a traditional tank heater.
- Most tankless units come with a federal tax rebate.
- Tankless water heaters rarely run out of hot water.
- You get better energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient minus standby heat loss and only use the power they need to heat the amount of water needed at any time.
- 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 installed under cabinets or in a closet, closer to where they’ll be used.
With tankless water heaters, you eliminate the probability of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Levy & Son today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater put in your Dallas home. It’s a great energy-efficient option for your home. We have quality tankless hot water heater choices, knowledge and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at 469-250-0932
or request an appointment with us online.