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Tankless Water Heaters Can Help Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Recently, many homeowners are working to make their homes more ecofriendly. They are replacing existing construction with more earth-conscience materials and are buying high-efficiency appliances, both for new homes and to replace current appliances. With a litany of washers, dryers, dishwashers, ovens, and refrigerators, one appliance tends to get ignored. In Overland Park, water heaters are not usually the first place people go when trying to make their home more carbon-conscious.
However, tankless water heaters in Overland Park actually use a great deal of energy! They are burning energy constantly in order to provide warm water for showers, baths, dishes, and more. In fact, hot water is, on average, the second most expensive utility in any house.
There is an option, though, that will provide homeowners with a more ecofriendly footprint while also saving them money. Tankless water heaters in Overland Park can reduce the energy and water used compared to traditional water heaters. Tankless water heaters heat the water as needed and do not store preheated, or continuously heated, water in a tank. When you turn on the hot water tap, cold water comes into the tankless water heater and is heated, as needed, using gas or electricity.
Diagram of a tankless water heater in Overland Park
Tankless Water Heater Facts
There are a number of great benefits to Overland Park homeowners interested in installing a tankless water heater. First and foremost, while the upfront cost of a tankless water heater may be more than a standard water heater in Overland Park, over time, the long-term savings will really add up. Additionally, tankless water heaters tend to last at least 5-10 years longer and have replaceable parts, potentially adding even more years onto their lifespan.
The operating and energy costs of a tankless water heater are also much lower than a traditional water heater. You can also apply the cost of a tankless water heater to an energy efficiency tax credit. Energy Star often offers additional rebates or incentives for buying energy efficient products, including many tankless water heaters.
Cost and money-saving aside, switching to a tankless water heater is ecofriendly in a number of ways. Not only will energy usage be reduced, but a tankless water heater typically uses much less water, as you do not have to let the water run for an extended period of time to allow it to warm up. These are both great benefits not only to your budget but also for the earth!
Lastly, tankless water heaters in Overland Park run much more efficiently than traditional Overland Park water heaters. This is because water in the Overland Park and Kansas City metro area tends to be quite hard. Hard water leads to sediment build up in water heaters with tanks. This issue is decreased drastically by switching to a tankless water heater.
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With all the facts and benefits, are you ready to switch to a tankless water heater? If so, give us a call at American Home Services. We would love to discuss the various options for your home.