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Natural Gas Tankless water heater vs. Storage tank water heater
What to know about Tankless water heaters:
a) Understand what a tankless water heater will do…Tankless water heaters will provide “endless” hot water. Tankless water heaters will not provide “faster” hot water. If you are looking for faster hot water check out the Grundfos System.
b) Understand there are two main issues when upgrading to a new tankless system. These common issues are the type of venting required and the supply of gas available to your current hot water system.
c) Always make sure that the plumber installing your tankless water heater is licensed by the state of Texas and carries current insurance (You can check this on the State’s website at www.tsbpe.state.tx.us)
d) Verify that a city permit has been issued to your plumber for your new tankless water heater. Be sure to have the city inspector come and inspect the installation of the tankless water heater for proper installation. Understand, the city is on your side and will verify that your tankless water heater has been installed properly and the gas line is up to size to work properly (not only in the summer but also in the winter)
e) Check out Tankless Installation Prices on our website.
A natural gas tankless water heater heats the water only when there is a demand for hot water. Opening a hot water faucet, ignites the powerful burners and the computer monitors the water temperature and adjusts the burners according to the need. High demand, high heat. Low demand, low heat. With no tank to run out you get an endless supply of hot water. No tank to heat means no standby heat loss and lower energy costs.
A storage tank water heater stores 40-75 gallons of hot water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week though you only use hot water a couple times a day. The tank type heaters constantly lose heat through the flue and tank walls trying to maintain hot water. The heater cycles on and off to maintain this temperature. This causes cracking of the exterior walls and sediment build up which will eventually cause your storage tank to leak. The storage tank is designed to wear out and be replaced in time. The storage tank water heaters only have a limited amount of hot water and after that water is used you have to wait for the tank to heat the water again.
Utility savings with a Tankless Water Heater
For residential customer who pays $50.00/ month on natural gas for Domestic water heating (DHW) ONLY, we project average savings of 30% based on same usage pattern. (Best way to find DHW energy cost, is to look at Natural gas bill during summer without heating.)
With the usage pattern the same, savings with a tankless unit will be on average 30%. Single person 55%, two people using tank 40%, three people 35%, four people 30%, five people 25%.
Based on: $50.00 a month DHW gas bill, with an average of 30% savings, you would save $15.00 month or $180.00 per year. If a tankless water heater costs $1700.00 installed without any retrofitting, and the alternative tank type water heater costs $800.00 installed, the differential of a tankless water heater is $900.00. Payback is 5 years. The return on your investment is 20%. On average a retrofitted tankless water heater will cost approximately $2500.00 installed. According to Consumer Reports, because tankless water heaters cost much more than storage water heaters, it can take up to 22 years to break even—longer than the 20-year life of many models.
Many Tankless Water Heaters have a life expectancy of more than 20 years. They also have easily replaceable parts that extend their life by many more years. In contrast, storage tank water heaters last on average 8 – 10 years.
Electric Tankless Water Heater Requirements – Whole House systems
It is important to know that most Whole House Electric Tankless Units require and use approximately the same amount of electricity as five central air systems.
Electric Tankless Heaters* If you plan to purchase an Electric Tankless Water Heater, consider the Voltage, Amperage, and Circuit Breaker.
Voltage Many retailers sell units that will accommodate 110V, 120V, 208V, 220V, 240V, and 277V.
Amperage Different Electric Tankless Water Heaters will have various requirements in amp draw. You will want to ensure that you can support the electrical demands of your Electric Tankless Water Heater.
Circuit Breaker You must ensure that you have a circuit or circuits that will support your Electric Tankless Water Heater. It may be necessary to put your Electric Tankless Water Heater on its own circuit or circuits.
*A licensed electrician will be necessary to determine if your home can properly support an electric tankless water heater.
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