We are Your Tankless Water Heater Experts in Naperville, Illinois
Tankless water heaters are a great choice for today’s eco-conscious property owners. They work “on demand”, which means they heat water as you need it, thereby reducing standby energy losses. If you would like to learn more about tankless water heaters or any other type of water heater, give us a call at 815-630-1024.
Traditional Water Heaters Vs. Tankless Water Heaters
If you’re comparing traditional water heaters vs. tankless water heaters, there are three areas that you should pay particular attention to:
- Energy Savings
- Money Savings
- How Well the Unit is Able to Meet Your Family’s Needs
All of these factors fall into the “efficiency” category, and because every property owner’s priorities are different, they carry different weight from one home to the next. For example, if your family is more focused on reducing its carbon footprint, you may be willing to pay a bit more for a higher end model. That’s not to say that you’ll always have to pay a higher price for energy efficiency, however. There truly is a water heater to meet the needs of any situation. You’ll simply need to weigh the pros and cons of each.
Fortunately, at Tritan Plumbing, we are water heater experts. If you’re unsure about which type of water heater is best for your situation, we are here to help. Give us a call at 815-630-1024 today to discuss your needs.
Will a Tankless Water Heater Meet the Hot Water Demands of Your Home?
In most cases, a tankless water heater will produce between 2-5 gallons of hot water per minute. This is a far cry from many of the traditional storage tank water heaters, so if you’re making the switch, you’ll need to adjust your hot water use habits. For example, according to Energy.gov, running the dishwasher at the same time that you take a hot shower is likely to max out or exceed the output capabilities of your tankless water heater.
For some, this is nothing to be too concerned about. For larger households, however, the demand is often just too great for a tankless water heater. Fortunately, if you’re intent on installing a tankless water heater in your home, you can work around the limitations by installing 2-3 tankless water heaters, or by using it in conjunction with other appliances.
Again, every home is different, so your best course of action is to call our water heater experts at 815-630-1024 to discuss your concerns and learn more about your options.
What Kind of Savings Can You Expect With a Tankless Water Heater?
Whether you’re concerned about financial or energy savings, the go-to source for this information is ENERGY STAR®. They are the authority on the subject of energy efficiency, and they provide certifications to building and consumer products that meet their standard requirements. According the their estimates, a typical family with average hot water consumption can save approximately $100 or more each year by using an ENERGY STAR® qualified tankless water heater.
So, while the initial cost of the unit is higher up front, those annual savings do add up over the life of the unit. These units are designed to last you a minimum of 15-20 years. This also represents a type of savings, because traditional water heaters are only designed to last an average of about 10 years, so you’ll get more mileage out of the tankless models.
If you’re in the process of shopping around for a water heater, we would love to make that decision easier for you. Get in touch and tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll help you choose the perfect water heater for your home or business.