They’ve been common in Europe and Asia for decades, but didn’t take-off in the same way here in North America until recently.
Tankless water heaters are showing up in more new home builds and home upgrades every month as homeowners look for ways to save money and consume fewer resources.
Tankless water heaters warm water as it passes through the system using a heat exchanger. Water comes directly from the home water system, not a storage tank. This is great for a number of reasons:
- They give you exactly the amount of hot water you need when you need it. The supply can be endless. If you need to take a month long shower, you can.
- They are energy efficient. More on this below.
- They save space in your home.
- They last longer than water tank storage units.
More and more families like yours are switching to tankless. Are you ready to make the change?
All the hot water you need, when you need it.
With a traditional storage water heater, families are limited by the size of the tank. When a family of 4 all need to shower for school/work, the last 2 family members are usually out of luck. A cool shower in December isn’t a great way to start the day.
By heating the water on a per-use basis through a powerful heat exchanger, tankless water heaters give you all the hot or warm water you need. Even if your teenage kids continue with their marathon morning showers, you can still enjoy a comfortable shower (and your overall water heating bills might even drop without any changes in the morning routine).
Energy efficient and modern.
Families interested in saving on the monthly energy bill love the potential reward of choosing a tankless water heating system. Heating water only as it’s needed means your showers, dishwashers, washing machines and other hot water consuming activities are up to 34% more energy efficient.
That’s as high as $34 saved every month if your bill is $100. No small savings.
Less space wasted by appliances.
Tankless water heaters are similar in size to a standard medicine cabinet or couch cushion. Yours can hang on the wall, freeing up floor space without cutting back the amount of water for your morning showers.
The heater could even be installed directly in your washroom, as it is in many European and Asian homes (although most of our customers opt to install in the basement, where the old water heater was).
Either way, you end up with some extra space somewhere in the house. More storage space is always appreciated!
An appliance you have to replace less often.
The initial cost of a tankless water heater can be greater than that of a conventional storage tank water heater, however, the long-term savings are among the most appealing for families in Ontario.
Tankless water heaters can last up to twice as long as traditional units, which could offset its initial higher purchase price. Most tankless water heaters have a life expectancy of more than 15 years, along with easily replaceable parts that extend their life much longer.
You can purchase yours with a monthly cost of ownership plan.
A tankless heater from the big utilities costs about $40 a month. Forever. We’ve heard of families paying for the rental for more than 20 years. That’s a $9,600 water heater. Wow!
Purchase yours and work out a nice payment plan that will end once the unit is paid off. It’s another long term saving option you have with Clarity by ClimateCare.
So what are you waiting for? Give us a call to talk it over today.