If your home uses a traditional hot water heater with a large storage tank, chances are you’re wasting more money and resources than you realize. Outdated water heating technologies contain inherent design flaws that lead to inefficient use of both water and gas or electricity. For the homeowner, this means unnecessarily high utility bills. Speak with a professional plumbing service to determine if your home’s water heater is inefficient and to see if you’re a candidate for a new tankless water heater. Here are some signs that indicate a conventional water heater is costing you more than it’s worth:
- When you turn the hot water handle and wait for hot water to reach your faucet, you’re wasting water and money.
- After you use hot water, the remaining hot water will stay in the pipes and eventually cool. When you next use that faucet, you will once again have to wait for hot water to arrive, leaving the cool water unused and wasted.
- In homes with a large distance spanning between the water heater and the faucet in use, short tasks like washing one’s hands will draw hot water out of your water heater, only to stop in your pipes before it’s ever actually used. Your water heater will then work to restore its tank’s set water level and temperature, wasting water, energy, and money.
If you’re tired of spending more than pennies on these wasted resources, it might be time to install a tankless water heater inside your home. Unlike conventional water heaters, these tankless water heating systems provide on-demand access to hot water, when and only when you actually need it. By directly matching your actual hot water consumption, a tankless water heater offers increased efficiency that will save you an average of 20-30% on your next water bill. Savings like this will add up over time!
If you’re interested in installing one or more tankless water heaters in your home, call JA Plumbing at (510) 314-8635. Let our experts explain the savings a tankless water system can bring to you.