According to the U.S. Department of Energy, even modern water heaters use roughly 17% of the average home’s total energy consumption. While a tankless water heater will use a lot of electricity, it’s still a more energy-efficient option than the traditional storage-tank water heater.
How Much Electricity Will a Tankless Water Heater Use?
The typical water heater will be one of the most energy-hungry appliances in a home, but tankless versions can be an excellent investment when it comes to lowering energy costs. To produce hot water, the tankless water heater will only need to run for a short time. It’s very unusual for one to run at full capacity.
Let’s say a family of four uses approximately 50 gallons of hot water each day. A traditional tank water heater needs to run for several hours in order to provide this much hot water. It has to heat the water up to the desired temperature, and then it will hold that water in its tank until needed. It has to continue to run in cycles in order to keep that water warm until they need it.
A tankless water heater will only run for a short time as it only heats the water as the family uses it. This makes the tankless water heater the more energy-efficient option. Other contributing factors include your local climate, your hot water consumption, and the price of electricity in your area.
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Gibson Plumbing & Mechanical has been serving Sparks, NV since 2000. In addition to helping homeowners with their hot water needs, we provide heating and cooling services that include repairs, maintenance, and installations. We also offer plumbing services. We do toilet and faucet repair and replacement, as well as custom-designed radiant systems. We back up all of our services with a customer satisfaction guarantee. We’re family owned and operated and have 30 years of combined experience among our HVAC technicians and expert plumbers. Call Gibson Plumbing & Mechanical today to learn more.