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Are Tankless Water Heaters Energy-Efficient?

If the reason you’re looking for a plumber in Erlanger, KY, from Kennedy Plumbing Services is that you’re ready to go tankless with your water heater, you may have some questions first. One of the most common ones is whether or not tankless water heaters are energy-efficient. The short answer is yes – and here’s what you need to know.

Hot Water ‘On Demand’

One of the reasons why a tankless water heater can be energy efficient is because it only produces hot water when it’s needed, or “on demand.” This means there is no need for hot water to be produced and stored even when it’s not needed.

No Heat Loss

With a tankless water heater installation, there is no tank. Consequently, there is no heat loss through tank walls. Pipes bring in water, which is then heated internally and sent to where it’s needed.

Less Energy Use

Since a tankless water heater isn’t running constantly, it will use less energy than what’s typically needed for a traditional or tank-based system. In fact, the Department of Energy reports that tankless units are significantly more efficient in homes that use 86 gallons of H2O or more.

Long-Term Savings Potential

You may still occasionally have a broken hot water heater even if it’s a tankless model. However, it’s often possible to replace parts to extend the life of the water heater, courtesy of our water heater services. Typically, tankless water heaters last about 20 years or more. This alone can add up to significant savings since tank-based units typically last for about 10-15 years.

Explore Your Tankless Options Today

Kennedy Plumbing Services is your leading choice for water heater repair in Erlanger, KY, and other top-quality water heater services. If you’re ready to go tankless, we’ll go over your options and get everything set up promptly and affordably.

Contact our team today for reliable, customer-focused water heater service. Call us or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.

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