fire-tankless-water-heatersAre you tired of running out of hot water in your shower? Would you like to decrease the wait time for hot water in many of your appliances? If so, a tankless water heater is the choice for you.

The most obvious difference between a tank type water heater and a tankless water heater is that a tankless heater does not store heated water in a tank. Instead, a tankless water heater heats water only when it is needed. This results in a large energy savings because it does not waste energy heating water when it isn’t being used. Take a tea kettle for example. If you wanted to have hot water for tea at any time of the day, you could leave the tea kettle on the stove top all day, creating a steady hot water supply. Clearly, this method is reliable, yet not energy efficient.

However, what if there was another option? Suppose that there was a different type of tea kettle that heated water much faster than an average tea kettle. And suppose that whenever you wanted hot water, the kettle heated only the water that you needed, and it did it very quickly. That would use much less energy, and save you a lot of money. This is essentially what a tankless water heater does.

Another benefit is the ability to decrease wait time for hot water. Have you ever turned on the hot water faucet on you sink and waited for hot water to come? This is because your water heater is located far from your faucet. In some homes, the only place for the large tank heater is in the basement or the garage, far from the showers and appliances in the house. After you have used hot water, the water that was not used stays in the pipes where it cools down. Suppose after your initial use, you leave and come back to the same faucet. When you turn on the faucet again, the water will be cold, because it has cooled down, and it will continue to be cold until all the water that was sitting in your house’s pipes has been pushed out by the newly heated water from your tank type water heater. Because a tankless water heater is about the size of a suitcase, the water heater can be placed virtually anywhere, decreasing the distance the water has to travel.

So not only does a tankless water heater save you from paying high energy bills, it may also save water that would otherwise be wasted while waiting for cold water. Tankless water heaters may also qualify for a federal tax credit, Colorado GEO rebates, and utility company rebates.

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