WAKEFIELD, Mass., Aug. 30, 2017 : Water heating is the second-largest expense in the home, accounting for 14-18 percent of the home's utility bill. Homeowners are always looking for ways to maximize energy and cost savings in their homes, and investing in an energy-efficient on-demand water heater could be the key.
Greater Boston-based 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric, a BBB A+ rated home service company with over 800 5-star reviews online, offers homeowners five reasons to consider replacing a standard water heater with a tankless water heater.
"Think of all the energy we've wasted with our water heaters constantly running," says Ryan Williams, general manager of 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric. "In a large home, it's not unusual for 75 gallons of hot water in a tank to be constantly working to maintain temperature; even while you're at work or away on vacation."
Williams offers the following benefits for homeowners to consider a tankless, on-demand water heater over a traditional system:
1.Save money and energy - Tankless water heaters may cost more than a traditional model to install, but the long-term savings could provide an even greater value to the home. One of the greatest advantages includes reducing standby costs, or the costs associated with a tank sitting idle while no one is using it. Tankless, or "on-demand," water heaters heat water only as it is needed once a fixture is turned on. High-efficiency tankless systems are built to use 10 to 50 percent less energy than standard water heaters, making operating costs lower as well.
2.Space savings - Going tankless can increase storage options and free up space for other necessities in your home. Traditional water heaters holding 40-60 gallons can be around 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide. A tankless water heater will only take up the space equivalent to a home computer.
3.Longer life span - The life span of a tankless water heater is typically longer than any other available water-heating option for the home; including storage tanks, heat pumps and solar powered heaters.
4.Cleaner water - The water inside a standard water heater sits stagnant in a storage tank for extended periods of time. Sediment buildup and rust from the tank's interior may result in a contaminated water supply. With a tankless system, water is never held within the confines of a water heater, resulting in a cleaner supply for your home.
5.Earn rebates and financing - Depending upon in which city you live in the Boston area, you could be eligible for rebates and financing with approval for choosing a high-efficiency water heater.
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