Most homes still have tank/storage water heaters, but more people in Washington are turning to the green-energy alternative: tankless or on-demand water heaters.
When you’re getting ready for work in the morning, you don’t want to think about where your hot water comes from or how it gets heated; you just want to make sure there’s enough hot water for everyone in your household to get clean. But according to the U.S. Department of Energy, water heating “consumes more energy than all other household appliances combined ”which is why it’s so important to make sure you have the right water-heating option in your home.
About Tankless Water Heaters
When being used, a Tankless Water Heater turns 2 – 5 gallons of water from cold to hot every minute. However, it only heats on an as-needed basis and without the need for a holding tank or reservoir. In homes that use less than 41 gallons of hot water each day, going tankless can add up to energy savings of 24% – 34%.
Tankless Water Heater Maintenance
Many tankless water heaters have a life expectancy of 20 or more years, and regular maintenance ensures a long healthy life for your water heater. Take advantage of Lifetime Heating & Cooling’s Service Plan to prevent any lapse in warm showers.
The more water you save, the more money you save in heating it! Do everything you can to conserve water on a daily basis.
The Problem with Tankless Water Heaters
Mineral buildup and other blockages can wreak havoc on your tankless water heater. You must do monthly flushes and regular maintenance, especially if you live in an area with hard water. Irregular maintenance and water heater neglect can lead to calcium buildup, blockages, and expensive repair bills.
Having your tankless water heating unit installed & maintained by professionals like Lifetime Heating & Cooling can have a huge impact on the longevity of your equipment and your heating bills. The proper installation relies on many factors such as fuel type, code & safety requirements, and local climate.
Lifetime Heating & Cooling is here to help provide this or any other necessary maintenance on your water heater.