Bringing heated water into your faucets has never been cheaper.
Online PR News – 10-August-2010 – – A new and innovative technology that quickly heats water and pumps out at a much faster rate straight into your dishwasher, washing machine and hot tub all at the same time is changing the way we heat water at home.
The tankless water heater, which streams instantly heated water coming from the water distribution source without going through a sitting tank, is becoming the most recommended water heater installation today.
Also known as ‘on demand water heater,’ this revolutionary technology saves more energy and eliminates the hassles of heating by streaming water right into your household water system- when you need it, where you need it.
Compared to conventional water heater, tankless water heater brings down as much as 20-30% off the standard water heating bill by eliminating standby losses or energy lost from continuously warming water sitting in a tank. This can be a significant loss, with water heating accounts for over 14% of the average U.S. household energy cost.
In its energy saver guide to selecting water heater system, the U.S. Department of Energy noted that for homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, on demand water heaters can be 24%–34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters.
It also added that tankless water heater can be 8%–14% more energy efficient for homes that use a lot of hot water or around 86 gallons per day. An even greater energy savings of 27%–50% can be achieved if demand water heater is installed at each hot water outlet, the DOE energy saver guide cited.
While the installation of on demand water heaters may cost more than the conventional storage water heaters, the cost difference is rendered nil due to lower operating and energy costs of using high efficiency tankless water heater.
Aside from lower energy cost, demand water heater has twice the life of tank-type heaters because they are less subject to corrosion. Tankless water heaters could serve up to 20 years, as against 10 years for tank-type water heaters.
Tankless water heaters can be powered by electric, gas, or propane heating device that is activated once water flow is triggered. A gas tankless water heater saves up to 30% of energy use, while electric tankless water heater yields an energy savings rate of 20%.