Tankless Water Heaters Denton 972-737-7174 Berkeys Plumbing
Will They Save Money and Energy? Do They Really Provide Unlimited Hot Water On Demand? Are There Tax Credits Available?
What is a Tankless Water Heater?
Traditional water heaters in Denton homes and commercial establishments use a holding tank that keeps water at a set temperature ready for your use. This water is heated 24/7, whether you are using it or not. A Denton tankess water heater does not maintain any storage of hot water.
Instead, when you turn on the tap, a sensor turns on a high speed heating element that heats the water as it passes through the heater. You don’t waste any energy because you only heat the water you actually use! Tankless water heaters have been in common use in many European countries for years, but are just recently becoming widespread in the U.S..
Tankless water heaters take up much less space for installation and have a longer life than standard water heaters. Possibly the biggest draw to consumers is the reduced energy costs associated with operation. Depending on the type of unit installed, you may save up to 50% on your power usage over traditional water heaters.
Is a Tankless Water Heater right for you?
A Tankless High Efficiency water heater initially costs much more than a conventional water heater. If you are installing it in a existing structure your initial costs may include modifications to your electric panel and gas piping. Because of the front end expense, this option is not the best if you plan to sell your home in the near future. However, if you plan to remain in your home for an extended time the lifetime cost of the equipment including operation and power usage will actually be less than conventional water heaters.
A traditional water heater has a lifespan expectation of 13 years before replacement is needed. Your new Denton tankless water heater will last for at least 20 years. Add the power savings to that and you can average around $100 per year cost over the life of the equipment. Compare this to over $200 per year cost on traditional equipment! In addition, the energy tax savings rebates that are available on many products make this a great time to go Tankless!
How do I select a Tankless Water Heater?
Denton tankless water heaters are definitely not a do-it yourself project! Once you decide that you are interested in the Tankless solutions, you need to consult with a trained professional to decide on the best tankless water heater for your needs. There are many different brands of Denton tankless water heaters on the market including Bosch, American Standard, Rinnai, Rheem and Takagi. Your consultant will help you determine the model, size and placement of your unit as well as discuss other possibilities they may identify to meet your needs, such as point of use Tankless and supplemental Tankless to support alternative systems such as Solar water heaters.