Benefits Of Having a Tankless Water Heater In Your Home
The traditional hot water heater in most home is an energy eating monster that must always be on to keep the water hot. Even if you do not use the hot water in the home during the day, the hot water heater will be running to keep that water hot for when you need it. Gaining popularity recently in this country is the tankless hot water heater. This system does not require to be run all day to heat your water, it simply heats the water as you need it. Here are just a few of the benefits of having a tankless water heater in your home.
Reducing Your Energy Costs: Expect to save at least 40% off your utility bill when you have a tankless hot water heater installed. The main reason is that the heater is running only when the hot water is needed. Over the life of your water heater this can add up to substantial savings. The tankless heaters offer homeowners from 30%-45% savings in utility costs compared to a traditional tank hot water heater.
Using Cleaner Water: Because the tankless hot water heater only warms the water that you need to use, your water is much cleaner than that of a traditional tank heater. The reason being is the tank holds water for significant periods of time, where sediment and rust accumulate. You will also notice that your water smells better too. When sediments accumulate at the bottom of a hot water heater, over time they can smell like sulfur or rotten eggs.
Becoming Eco-Friendly: When you convert over to a tankless water heater system you are helping to conserve energy and reducing your carbon footprint. Since you only heat water you are going to use, you cut down on utilities needed to heat the water. Electric tankless heaters do not produce dangerous greenhouse gases. The traditional hot water tank is running all day, every day to keep water heated for when you need it. This means those units last much less than the tankless system. You can expect to get at least five more years from a tankless system because they are running only a short time each day.
Are you looking to install a new tankless water heater in your Birmingham home? Call Latta Plumbing at (205) 631-6445 and get started today!