So you are contemplating replacing your old water heater and have heard about the new high-efficiency gas-fired tankless water heaters, but you are not sure how to start. Look no further, Kew Forest Plumbing provides insights into these practical, energy-saving devices. We are experts at successfully installing high-efficiency gas-fired tankless water heaters for homeowners in the New York City metro area.
Recent Developments of Tankless Water Heaters
Tank-less water heater technology has been around for more than 50 years, and it is used extensively overseas. They have only recently become a popular option for homes in the United States. This surge in popularity is, in part, due to the recent advancements in high-power, gas-fired units. These highly efficient, tankless units are more powerful than ever before and can provide enough hot water for a large family.
Most units manufactured in the past were predominately electric and only able to deliver hot water at a low rate. This low delivery rate, coupled with a more expensive energy source made them nearly impractical for operation in larger homes. With today’s technology, tank-less water heaters are a much more attractive option in new construction as well as when replacing old tank-storage units.
Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters
By far the main advantage that most homeowners notice right away is the infinite supply of hot water available. In most instances, this feature alone is the deciding factor to convert to a tank-less system. This limitless supply is especially important to large households where it is common to run out of hot water. With tankless water heating, the issues associated with waiting for the hot water to regenerate are eliminated.
Another feature of tankless hot water systems is energy savings. According to Consumer Reports “Heating water accounts for up to 30% of the average home’s energy budget.” With today’s larger families, focus is always on ways to save money in living expenses. Tank-less water heaters are, in most cases, able to significantly reduce your energy costs when heating hot water.
Tankless Water Heaters, an Eco-friendly Alternative
Today significant emphasis is put on becoming eco-friendly by reducing our carbon footprint. With tankless high-efficiency gas-fired water heaters, families can satisfy their increasing demand for hot water, and at the same time, reduce their impact in the environment.
According to Energy Star; “Tankless water heaters have a life expectancy of 20 years, much longer than any conventional tank-type water heater.” This means significantly less waste ends up in our landfills. The benefits to the environment combined with more efficient energy use make them a much greener alternative.
To talk more about how converting to a tankless water heater can benefit you, please contact us. Kew Forest Plumbing is happy to share our expertise and answer any questions you have.