Tired of not being able to use your soaker tub or whirlpool because your tank-type water heater does not have capacity to give you enough hot water?
Tank-less water heaters will fill that tub and then some by providing you with an endless supply of hot water and providing it on demand. This is achieved by activating the unit the second you open a hot water tap. Conventional tank-type water heaters eventually run out of hot water when you take multiple draws in a row from the tank. So once a faucet is turned on, the tank-less unit is engaged and begins making hot water.
Since tank-less water heaters only provide hot water when you need it and can provide an endless supply of hot water, you never have to worry about running out no matter how many times you use your hot water supply.
There are many advantages to going with a tank-less water heater.
1. Energy Savings / Operating Costs
The first thought on tank-less water heaters is generally: how much energy/money am I really going to save? While a tank-less water heater costs more upfront, your operating costs down the line will start to make up for it. What you’re saving is in not having to spend money on standby heat, meaning you’re not wasting money heating water in a tank that’s just sitting idly waiting for someone to need hot water. Tank-less systems provide that hot water on demand, when you need it, so you don’t have to waste energy heating unused water. In fact, the Department of Energy estimates an energy savings of 30% – 50% on natural gas consumption.
Typically, a tank-type water heater is 56%-65% efficient whereas a tank-less unit is up to 98% efficient!
Click here for an energy cost calculator made available by the federal government to find out just how much your particular household can save. To boot, save a little on the upfront cost by receiving a rebate from National Grid or NYSEG.
While a typical tank water heater is supposed to last 10 to 13 years, tank-less water heaters are estimated to last up to or more than 20 years. If you’re planning to stay in your home for a while, that’s a hefty replacement fee you’re saving. Even if you’re not going to stay in your home for that long, it’s nice to pay it forward towards the overall cost savings of home ownership and potentially increase the resale value of your home.
3. Space Savings
Even if you weren’t concerned about saving money and energy, one of the big advantages of tank-less water heaters is the potential space savings. Traditional water heaters with 40 to 60 gallon capacity are generally around 60″ tall and 24″ wide. That bulky metal tank can take up precious real estate in a home where space is at a premium. A tank-less water heater, in comparison, might be the size of a large computer, perhaps 20″ wide by 28″ tall and just 10″ deep.
A review of homeowners’ insurance claims resulting from water heater failures from multiple insurance companies around the country revealed:
1. Water heater failures are one of the top five sources of residential water losses.
2. 69% of all water heater failures result from a slow leak or a sudden burst.
3. Water heater failures cost an average of $4,444 per incident after the deductible was paid.
In a nutshell, if you purchase a tank-less water heater, you will:
*Get an endless supply of hot water
*Save up to 30%-50% on natural gas consumption (DOE)
*Save energy with Eco-friendly technology
*Receive a 15 year warranty
*Receive a $470 REBATE from National Grid or a $170 rebate from NYSEG
At Duell Plumbing and Drain Cleaning, we are pleased to offer you tank-less installation experience from the name you’ve trusted for over 33 years. Give us a call today and we will be glad to offer a free estimate for a tank-less water heater, with prices as low as $2,995.00 (installed).