One of the best simple pleasures you can have is a hot bath that relaxes you before bed. For years, the water used for such a bath would come from the tank of a water heater that stores water that is kept warm even when not in use. These days, people can use a space-saving tankless water heater to get the hot water they need.
As the name indicates, a tankless water heater does not require a holding tank for heating water and keeping it warm. This is a water heating system that takes cold water, passes it through a heating source, and the warmed water is used immediately. Heating sources for such a system can be an electric element or a gas burner.
The easiest to install would be an electric-powered water heater, but these can only produce 2 to 5 liters of hot water per minute. Gas-powered water heaters can produce slightly more with their higher flow rates. If a home uses a lot of hot water at the same time, it might be better to install tankless water heaters in multiple areas to cope with the demand.
Also called a demand-type water heater, tankless water heaters save you energy because the heating elements are turned on only when the hot water is needed. A tanked system, on the other hand, keeps the water in its tank warm even when no one is using it. This means that the heating element for these tanks is constantly running.
The energy savings that you can get from switching to a tankless water heating system is dependent on the amount of hot water your home uses in a day. The more hot water your home uses, the higher the energy savings. The energy savings that a home can get from switching to this system is somewhere between $70 and upwards of $100 per year.
When you want to save on energy bills for the hot water that your home in Southern Maryland uses, the option is to install a tankless water heater from Leitch Heating & Air Conditioning. We are a company that specializes in heating and cooling services, as well as in home automation and energy efficiency. To find out what we can do for you, contact us online or give us a call at 410-469-1363 to schedule a free estimate.