So you want to save the environment but don’t think you have the time or funds to protect it yourself. Well, what many don’t realize is how large of an impact they can have on environmental conservation with just a few energy efficient home features. Between heating our homes in the winter and our showers in the morning, we are constantly using energy throughout the day.
Fortunately, a number of technologies have been developed to specifically serve this purpose. Considering how often most homes use water for everything from showers, to laundry, and doing the dishes, finding more energy efficient ways to pump and heat water can make a substantial difference in energy consumption.
One such piece of equipment comes in the form of tankless water heaters. Old water heaters in general can account for up to 30% of a home’s total energy consumption. For homes that use up to 41 gallons of hot water on a daily basis, tankless heaters can be anywhere from 24% to 34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters.
So why is this? old storage tank heaters hold a reservoir of water that is constantly being heated for later use. This means it is consuming energy at all times. Tankless heaters on the other hand, only power on when hot water is needed, and instantly heats any liquid flowing through it.
As an added bonus to your fight for the environment, while you can bet a tankless water heater will lower your utility bill, you will also save money on plumbing services. When maintained properly, most tankless heaters have a life expectancy above 20 years. Besides the contractors’ installation, it may be a long time until you find you need plumbing services again.
There are plenty of ways to aid in the battle for environmental conservation. Making an effort to purchase a tankless water heater could be the first step of many. But without the need for plumbing services, you won’t be stretching your wallet. Why shouldn’t you be able to help the environment without breaking your bank account?