Homeowners are growing increasingly aware of their carbon footprint and taking steps to go green, both by retrofitting existing structures or by installing more energy-efficient appliances and fixtures. Something homeowners might not be thinking about, however, is how much their water heater affects their total energy use – in fact, most people don’t think about their water heater at all; it gets installed in a closet and forgotten about as long as it’s working.
But even if a homeowner never thinks about their water heater as long as they’re getting a warm shower out of it, it’s still using energy to heat water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – even when no one is actually in the shower. All this unnecessary energy use adds up: Water heating is the second-highest expense in a home, accounting for about 18 percent of a utility bill after heating and cooling, according to Energy.gov.
Clarke and Rush have been providing Sacramento area homeowners with a simple solution for years – by installating tankless water heaters in their homes and businesses, which heats water directly without the use of a storage tank. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit, and either gas or electricity heats the water.
A global water heater study from Persistence Market Research recently showed that tankless water heaters are greatly expanding in popularity in North America, so you can improve your carbon footprint by saving energy and water—as well as save big money on your monthly utility bills…Call Clarke and Rush today (916) 609-2669.
The Truth about Tankless
Tankless heaters have many key advantages for residential homeowners, and one of the most attractive is the long-term savings. The initial investment in a tankless water heater is greater than that of a conventional storage water heater, but tankless water heaters will typically last longer—they have a life expectancy of more than 20 years, compared with 10 to 15 years for conventional heaters. They also have easily replaceable parts, which can extend their life by many more years.
Tankless water heaters have lower operating and energy costs, which can offset its higher purchase price. Homeowners also can recoup some of the initial cost via tax credits for residential energy efficiency and installation costs. There also may be Energy Star incentives and rebates available.
Water costs are getting more expensive every year and the average person uses about 80 to 100 gallons of water per day. Going tankless can greatly reduce that amount. Tankless water heaters can be 24 percent to 34 percent more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters. A homeowner can achieve even greater energy savings of 27 percent to 50 percent by installing a tankless water heater at each hot water outlet.
Tank-style water heaters’ efficiency—already lower than a tankless heater—decreases over time due to sediment buildup. As a result, a homeowner pays higher utility bills that continue to increase over the life of the tank heater.
Instant Hot Water with Tankless
And there’s no need to worry that a home won’t have enough hot water without a storage tank. Even though the tankless water heater is saving energy by not keeping water constantly hot, it will zap water to the right temperature on demand—no more worrying about running out of hot water if there are multiple people showering in a row or if the dishwasher is running, as long as the homeowner has purchased the appropriately sized heater for his or her needs.
The water will also be fresher: Because of the on-demand nature of the heaters, hot water isn’t sitting in a 50-gallon tank for an extended amount of time.
Not to be forgotten is the extra space a tankless heater can give a home or condo. Tankless heaters are generally small and wall mounted, meaning they take up a much smaller footprint than a regular heater, which usually needs its own closet. Models designed for outdoor installation free up even more space.
So go tankless and you’ll save money every month and reduce your carbon footprint which is good for you and the environment..We feature the best in tankless water heaters and one of our best options is the Navien NPE 240A model….Call Clarke and Rush today (916) 609-2669 for details.