You’ve probably dealt with your energy bills spiking when it’s extremely hot or very cold because you suddenly need to run your home comfort equipment all of the time. Luckily, you can choose how often you want to run this equipment, and at which setting. The problem with inefficient water heaters, however, is that they have to run all of the time—not just during a particular season. So your bills may be higher than they should all year long.
In order for a conventional tank water heater to work, you have to keep it running nonstop. It stores hot water in a large tank, which is a good way to ensure that you always have hot water available—but not the most efficient way.
What Makes a Tankless Water Heater a Better Choice for Homeowners
A few advantages make tankless water heaters an ideal choice for homeowners who are tired of high bills throughout the year.
- No Standby Heat Loss: With a tankless water heater, you don’t have to worry about standby energy and heat loss. In other words, your water heater does not waste energy and fuel throughout the day heating water when you only need water a handful of times throughout the day. It heats up water on demand when you turn on the hot water in your home.
- Conserve Energy: Conserving energy is good for your bills and it’s better for the environment.
- Longer Lifespan: Perhaps because they are not constantly in use, tankless water heaters have a much longer lifespan than tank water heaters. Most should last for decades.
- Less Space: As a bonus, tankless water heaters leave more room in your home available for storage and other purposes.
Why Many People Still Install Tank Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are an excellent alternative for those tired of an older tank water heater that uses too much energy. However, tank water heaters have improved significantly in efficiency in the last several years, so there should be an improvement in your bills even with a new tank water heater in most cases.
Tank water heaters may deliver hot water faster, resulting in less water waste. And finally, they are cheaper to install. Talk to a technician for help deciding which water heater is really the right choice for you. They both have their advantages!
Contact Ace Pelizon Plumbing for water heater services in Covina, CA.