The water heater in your Madera home is easy to forget until a problem arises that makes you consider switching to a tankless unit. You may wonder about the energy efficiency difference between traditional and tankless water heaters.
Traditional Water Heaters
A traditional water heater with a tank might hold between 40 and 50 gallons of water. With this type of heater, the home’s plumbing system transports hot water from the tank to its intended location, including sinks and bathrooms.
Tankless Water Heaters
A tankless water heater, also known as an on-demand water heater, has powerful electric or gas burners inside the unit. Water is rapidly heated as it travels through the heating element and is delivered directly to showers and sinks without requiring the hot water to be stored in a container.
Based on reports produced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), tankless water heaters are more energy efficient. The amount of energy you can save in your home with a tankless water heater will vary based on how much hot water your family uses.
According to the EPA, tankless water heaters are more energy efficient than traditional ones, saving up to 34% in homes with low hot water usage and 14% in homes with high usage. Studies also show a 22% higher efficiency rate compared to traditional gas tank water heaters.
Award-Winning HVAC Services in Madera, California
At Brian’s Heating & Cooling, we are proud to have been serving our area since 2005. Our goal is to raise the bar for commercial, industrial, and residential HVAC services. Our 15 years in business, A+ Better Business Bureau Rating, and Energy Star certification prove we are doing the job right.
Our services include HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance. We install mini splits and tankless water heaters, perform duct cleaning, do energy audits, and work to improve your home’s ventilation. Contact Brian’s Heating & Cooling today to experience our award-winning service.