As homeowners make the collective effort to go green, they’re peering at their electronics and appliances, pondering on energy efficiency. While your refrigerators, light bulbs, and washing machines may seem like major culprits in the battle to preserve the planet, your water heater cannot go overlooked.
Water Heating 24/7
You may not realize it, but your average water heater is running 24/7—even when you’ve stepped out of the shower and turned off the faucet. According to studies conducted by the Department of Energy, water heating encompasses more than 18% of a home’s utility bills. Of all your energy expenses at home, heating your water is the second highest after heating and cooling. As conscientious contractors, we discuss this with all our customers.
In the effort to conserve cash and energy, we look to the tankless water heater as a bit of a modern godsend. A tankless water heater stores and heats all the water that flows through your home, without the need for a storage tank. When hot water faucets or taps are turned on, cold water enters the unit and is then heated by gas or electric. By the year of 2020, it’s predicted that the market for tankless hot water heaters could surpass $4.3 billion in North America alone.
Investing in Heating
While we’re installing furnaces in Toms River, NJ and the surrounding areas, we keep an eye on our customers’ water heaters. When we see conventional water heaters taking up space and sapping up energy, we can’t help but say a word about a tankless solution. Some of our enthusiasm stems from the fact that tankless heaters last longer.
Now that we’ve admitted your tankless water heater is less likely to require heating repairs, you Toms River folk may be feeling skeptical. As they used to say on Reading Rainbow, you don’t have to take our word for it. As the Department of Energy tells us, homes that utilize 41 gallons of water or less are 24 to 34 percent more efficient, if equipped with a tankless water heater.