Do you know how efficient your home is when it comes to powering your appliances? Are you sure that every appliance in your home is only consuming as much power as it needs to run effectively without wasting energy? Some of the appliances in your home may be energy-efficient, and it may be time to upgrade some of your older appliances.
Many homeowners in the Citrus Heights area have made the switch to tankless water heater systems for several reasons, but power savings is typically one of the most important. California is prone to droughts, and water conservation is an important part of living in Citrus Heights. Tankless water heaters not only help save water, but also help save their owners money.
How Does a Tankless System Conserve Energy?
When you have an older tank-based water heater system, the heater will consume a great deal of energy even when you are not running hot water. Tank systems tend to consume a great deal of standby energy, or power consumed when these units are not in use. As you turn on your hot water with a tank system, the tank starts to drain the stored hot water into the faucet, and the water heater starts warming up more water to fill it back up. This means your tank system runs quite often, and much of the time it runs, no one is running hot water.
A tankless water heater system produces hot water on demand. Instead of filling a reservoir to supply hot water as needed, these systems heat up water when a homeowner turns on a hot water faucet. The system only runs while the faucet is open, so it only consumes the exact amount of energy it needs to produce hot water during that time.
Enjoy Consistent Savings by Upgrading Your Water Heater
Tankless water heaters are much smaller than tank systems, and it’s pretty easy to configure them into all types of homes. If you choose to install a tankless system, you’ll not only have more storage space, but also the peace of mind knowing that you’re not spending money on standby energy and only using what you need. Over time, your new tankless system could end up paying for itself with the savings it provides.
Contact Flowrite Plumbing today if you’re interested in upgrading your water heater or have questions about your current water heater configuration in Citrus Heights.