For years, Americans have been using the same conventional water heating systems to help them with the cooking and cleaning of their home. Standard tank-type water heaters store water in 40 to 80 gallon tanks for immediate use. Invented in the late 19th century by Edwin Ruud, this technology has served the majority of homeowners in Westchester County relatively well for decades.
However, there are a number of flaws with conventional tank-type water heaters that you’re likely to have experienced at some point yourself:
- Water Running Out– Once the water in the storage tank runs out, whether from someone taking an unusually long shower or even just from doing a lot of cleaning on that particular day, that’s the end of it. The tank needs to refill itself from scratch, and in the meantime you’ll be taking cold showers from there on out!
- Low Efficiency– Conventional water heaters have notoriously low energy efficiency. This is a result of poor insulation, which allows heat to escape rather than properly warm your water. In fact, conventional water heaters have such low efficiency that the Department of Energy has recently raised the efficiency standards for tank-type water heaters on the manufacturer level. Starting on April 15th of 2015, manufacturers will no longer produce your current model…which means you’ll be forced to upgrade to the larger and more expensive model if it fails.
- Space Wasting– Most homeowners in Westchester County have a closet or room that is basically taken up by their tank-type water heater. These large and clunky devices are only getting larger and clunkier, which means they may be even more difficult to install. Some homeowners looking for water heater replacement will soon find that they can’t fit the newer models through their attic access or into their utility space.
But now there’s a solution. The alternative to conventional water heaters is known as “tankless,” and as of late tankless water heating models have been surging in popularity. Why? Simple…
Tankless Models Offer Compact & Efficient Heat
A tankless water heater doesn’t store water. Instead, it heats your water on-demand in a series of copper coils. Whenever you turn on a faucet, you can have a steady stream of endless hot water for as long as you need!
Plus, tankless water heaters are about the size of a carry on suitcase, meaning installation is simple and they can fit on just about any wall.
And finally, there’s the matter of efficiency. Tankless water heaters are, on average, about 30% more efficient than their conventional counterparts.
- Reduced Carbon Footprint for Your Home
- No More Wasting Energy Heating Stored Water You Don’t Use
- Savings Every Month on Utility Bills
Typically, the money savings from utility bills covers the initial price of installation within just a few years. Tankless water heating is an investment in comfort that pays for itself! Never take a cold shower again: call the Westchester County tankless water heating experts at T.Webber for an estimate on tankless today!