The price of oil and gas is high and rising. This has led to heating cost that can cripple a homeowner. A growing number of people have begun saving money by replacing their gas water heaters with tankless water heaters. This is a relatively simple process which can benefit homeowners in a number of ways. Switching to tankless heaters may even benefit the environment. They offer greater energy efficiency and create a smaller energy footprint while providing hot water on demand. Tankless water heaters also last a lot longer than gas water heaters with their large tanks.
One of the biggest expenses of using gas water heaters is the need to continually keep the water in their 30 to 75-gallon tanks hot all day long whether it is being used or not. With tankless water heaters, you do not have to do that. The tankless heater is attached directly to the pipes. As the water passes through on the way to the tap it is heated. When the hot water tap is off, so is the tankless heater. There is no need to let the water run so it will heat up. This means the tankless heater can save on heating costs and water consumption as well.
Another major expense with gas water heaters is purchasing and maintaining the large tanks which hold the hot water. Water heater tanks cost hundreds of dollars. They also sit all day with water inside them is heated and cooled. Over time this inevitably leads to the rusting and breaking down of the water tanks. Tankless water heaters do not use tanks, therefore, you save money by not having to purchase, install, maintain or replace them. That can add up to hundreds of dollars each year you can be used for something else if you go tankless.
Are you looking for an easy way to save money on energy costs? A method which offers hot water on demand and unlimited hot water without having to wait for a water tank to refill and heat up? Then you should consider installing a tankless water heater.