Tankless Water Heaters
According to EnergySTAR, an average 14 percent of your home’s energy use goes to heating water. Natural gas water heaters reduce that energy use, but tankless water heaters can reduce your energy use even more. Rather than keeping tens of gallons of water warm in case you need it, tankless water heaters warm water as it flows along the path to your tap, warming only what you need so you save money and energy.
Natural gas tankless water heaters also come in a variety of sizes and manufacturers to suit your specific space and capacity requirements. As with any appliance, be sure to choose yours from a reputable dealer, and ensure it is installed by a certified professional.
By heating water only when you need it, ENERGY STAR® qualified tankless water heaters can cut your energy consumption by 30%, which can translate to saving up to $100 per year on gas bills compared to a tank-style model. You may be able to take advantage of a federal tax credit if you purchase this year.
Experts say that, for a family of four, a natural gas tankless water heater can pay for itself in approximately five years. That’s before accounting for any rebates or tax incentives. Many states have energy efficiency rebates – go to www.desireusa.org to see the Department of State Incentives for Renewables and Energy’s directory of state incentives.
Learn more about tankless natural gas water heaters and other energy-saving appliances at www.energystar.gov.