When it’s time for a new water heater, energy efficiency is typically near the top of many people’s wish lists in Fort Lauderdale. A tankless water heater is a decent 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 might save you a lot on energy bills. Since the heated water isn’t stored for use later on, you don’t have to pay for standby energy losses like you might 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 comes 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 get hot water. One thing about tankless water heaters—especially for big households—is that the flow rate of hot water may not be high enough to take on several uses at once. One of our professionals will help you determine what your flow rate is and give you recommendations based on their analysis.
Some people choose to install a separate tankless water heater that’s picked for a specific appliance, like the dishwasher or the clothes washer—or as a booster for a solar water heating system. However, most homes in the Fort Lauderdale area do alright with a single tankless water heater. Let’s look at some of the perks of having one:
- Most tankless water heaters have a lifetime of 20 years—that’s about twice as long as the lifecycle of a normal tank heater.
- Most tankless units have 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 without standby heat loss and only use the power necessary 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’re used.
With tankless water heaters, you decrease the chance of flooding due to a ruptured tank. Call Service Experts today if you want an ENERGY STAR® rated, tankless hot water heater put in your Fort Lauderdale home. It’s a great energy-efficient option for your home. We carry quality tankless hot water heater choices, expertise and expert service—for all your tankless water heater needs. Give our team a call at 954-736-4314
or request an appointment with us online.