What a Tankless Water Heater Can Do for You
Ever run out of hot water in the middle of a shower? Or had to turn off the dishwasher in mid-cycle so you’ll have enough water to finish washing clothes?
Ever wondered how much it costs to keep the water in your water heater hot all the time?
If you have, the solution may be an energy-efficient, natural gas tankless water heater.
The advantages to owning a tankless heater are simple but dramatic. With a natural gas tankless water heater you:
- Save money.
- Conserve energy.
- Save space.
- NEVER run out of hot water.
- Replace your water heater far less often.
Rebates and Incentives
And now, with financial incentives available, switching to a natural gas water heater makes more sense than ever. Pensacola Energy is offering a $1,000 rebate when you upgrade to a tankless water heater from an electric tank.
The energy used to heat water typically accounts for 20 percent of the average household’s energy costs and as much as 40 percent of that energy is slowly lost due to the radiant heat loss from the storage tank.
Since tankless water heaters operate entirely “on demand” only when hot water is needed, thermal heat loss is almost completely eliminated, resulting in as much as a 50 percent savings in your water heating costs.
Conventional water heaters have to keep water hot constantly, whether it is being used or not. And most water heater’s thermostats are set at 130 degrees or so, significantly higher than the 104 degrees where most people consider a shower “hot.”
Because a tankless water heater provides you hot water ONLY when you need it, the thermostat can be set considerably lower than on conventional water heaters, 105-115 degrees.
For most homeowners, space is at a premium. Because natural gas tankless water heaters are about the size of a small suitcase and can often be mounted on a home’s exterior, the space occupied by a conventional water heater can be freed up. Some people say the change is like adding a much-needed closet.
Improve Your Lifestyle
With a natural gas tankless water heater, you NEVER run out of hot water. Take back-to-back marathon showers. You can wash clothes, do the dishes AND still have hot water to bathe the kids! A tankless water heater gives you hot water “on demand” and for as long as you want it.
Not only are conventional water heaters bulky, take up large amounts of landfill space and are difficult to recycle, on average they only last about 10 years in most residential applications.
An energy-efficient, natural gas tankless water heater is not only more compact, it will usually last more than 20 years, the reason most come with a longer warranty.
Pensacola Energy Natural Gas recommends the following tankless water heater manufacturers: