There’s nothing quite like taking a relaxing warm bath or starting a new day with a refreshing shower. In order to enjoy these modern conveniences, your Gloucester, VA home needs a reliable water heater. If you’re tired of running out of hot water or paying too much for water heating, consider the energy- and money-saving benefits of tankless water heaters for your home.
A significant amount of the energy used by a traditional water heater is used just to maintain the tank’s temperature. When you choose tankless water heaters, they only heat the water when you need it. It only takes a few extra seconds for the water to circulate around the heat exchanger, get hot and reach the plumbing fixture you want to use. By not constantly using energy to keep a tank of water hot, a tankless water heater also reduces your home’s carbon footprint.
Maximize Efficiency in Small Households
If your household uses less than 41 gallons of hot water each day, a tankless water heater is 24% to 34% more energy efficient compared to a traditional water heater with a storage tank. If your household uses more than 86 gallons of hot water every day, you’ll still enjoy an 8% to 14% reduction in energy use by switching to one of the more efficient tankless water heaters, explains the Department of Energy.
Choose an Intermittent Ignition
To boost your energy savings more, choose tankless water heaters with intermittent ignitions. Instead of using a pilot light, which constantly burns natural gas, these devices create a spark only when you turn on the hot water tap. Intermittent ignitions are similar to spark ignitions on gas furnaces and kitchen stoves. They don’t waste any gas, making them an energy-efficient and cost-effective choice for your home.
To learn more about the energy efficiency of tankless water heaters, take a look at Comfortable Climate Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc’s tankless water heater services, or reach out to our qualified service technicians today.