When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is typically near the top of many people’s wish lists in Boise. 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 use, 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 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 small in size, energy-efficient in design and low-cost to run.
When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water comes through the unit where either a gas burner or an electric element is going to heat it. Then it travels to the tap, where you get hot water. One note about tankless water heaters—particularly for big houses—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be great enough to take on a handful of uses at once. One of our experts will help you figure out what your flow rate is and offer recommendations based on their analysis.
Some people decide 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, most houses in the Boise area do very well with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the benefits of getting one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifecycle of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifespan 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 better energy efficiency with a tankless water heater because they are more efficient without 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 mounted 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’re used.
With tankless water heaters, you get rid of the possibility of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call TML Service Experts today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater added to your Boise home. It’s a great energy-efficient choice for your home. We carry quality tankless hot water heater choices, knowledge and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at 208-488-4892
or request an appointment with us online.