Why Not A Conventional Water Heater?
Unlike Europe and Asia, where tankless on-demand water heaters are common, in the USA storage type units are prevalent. This type of technology is well developed, understood by most homeowners, but really quite wasteful.
In today's world more people are making an effort to preserve our natural resources and conserve energy. Conventional tank type heaters are throw way appliances and their carcasses are clogging landfills nationwide.
The average American household spends $400 to $600 per year for water heating, making water heating the second highest energy expenditure behind furnace and air conditioner operation.
Today, after 100 years without change, North Americans are beginning to accept new water heater technology. The technology that is familiar to families in Europe, Asia, Central and South America seems new to the average American homeowner. In fact, this technology is now considered "mature".
In comparison to conventional tank heaters, tankless models differ in the fact that they do not have a large water storage tank. In theory, on demand type instantaneous water heaters should be the best way to go since there is no energy wasted by heating a large tank of water for indefinite periods of time. These models supply instant hot water in a continuous supply as needed. Sensors turn on the instant heater when a hot water tap is opened, and the unit turns off when the faucet or shower head is closed and the flow of hot water stops.
Save upto 50% energy usage with a tankless water heater
When you talk about going Green and helping the environment why not save a little money in the process. Instant Tankless Water Heaters can save the average American family $108 a year (source: U.S. Department of Energy). Consider that hot water accounts for 30 percent of an average home's energy budget.
Tankless water heaters provide an instant continuous flow of hot water as needed by utilizing a heat exchange coil and water flow switch, eliminating the standby energy loss of a conventional storage tank water heater.
The U.S. Department of Energy stated that a gas fired tankless water heater is about 23 percent more efficient that a traditional storage version, which is constantly heating your water 24 hours, 7 days a week. This constant heating of water is called standby energy loss.