When it’s time for a new water heater in Canada, energy efficiency is usually top of the list of desired features.
A tankless water heater is a good choice for saving energy. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy has concluded a tankless heater is 8 to 34 percent more efficient than a storage tank water heater.
Unlike conventional tank heaters that heat gallons of water and hold onto it for distribution, tankless water heaters use gas burners or electric coils to heat water as required. That could save you a lot on energy expenses—at least $100 a year, according to energy.gov.
Since heated water isn’t held for later use, you won’t be paying for heat losses like with tank heaters. You’ll also enjoy a constant amount of hot water.
In bigger homes, the flow rate of hot water may not be enough to handle a handful of needs consecutively. One of our Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning specialists can determine your flow rate and give you recommendations based on their proficiency.