Tankless Is More When It Comes to Water Heating
Water Mediaplanet talked to Rheem's marketing manager, Madison Phillips, to discuss how water heaters are saving thousands of gallons of water every year.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day at home and most of that is used indoors. That’s a lot of water and a lot of money for utility bills. But a tankless water heater can help use less water which will benefit the environment (and your wallet).
How does a tankless water heater create less energy waste?
A tankless water heater acts like it is always in vacation mode. Unlike with tank water heaters, tankless water is only heated when needed. The hot water it makes is continuous, but it uses zero energy when it’s not in use.
How can I save more water with tankless?
A tankless water heater uses something called recirculation, which means a small amount of hot water is pumped through the home’s piping to be ready at the tap when needed. This feature has the potential to save up to 12,000 gallons of water per year. You can buy a tankless water heater with recirculation built-in or add it as an accessory to save even more water and money.
What is the future of tankless?
Tankless water heaters continue to get smarter. They are communicating with homeowners on a whole new level by self-diagnosing and sending out water leak alerts before a problem arises. Some tankless products with recirculation also have innovative options, like motion detectors and smart timers to activate the hot water. Also, self-learning programs can track and learn water heating habits to schedule what time of day hot water is needed the most.
Besides saving water and money, what are other benefits of tankless?
The great thing about tankless is it can go in more places in a home compared to a tank water heater. Tankless can be installed in uninsulated or unfinished rooms, a small closet, an attic or even outside. Because a tankless heater doesn’t have to store hot water and keep the heat in, it can go almost anywhere.