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Saving Energy With Tankless Water Heaters


There are several things you might think to do to remedy a high water bill or electricity bill before you take a closer look at your water heater. Do you have a leaky faucet? Should you be taking shorter showers? Are you making sure to turn off the lights when you’re not in the room? While these options are important to consider, keep this in mind: about 25% of the energy used in your home goes toward heating your water! Your water heater affects your utility bills more than you might have realized.

Why Go Tankless?

If you could cut your energy use by up to 50% by switching one appliance out in your home, wouldn’t you want to know more? Traditional tank water heaters can suck up a lot of energy to maintain a constant temperature of water being stored for future use. There are benefits, of course; a ready supply of hot water at any given moment is a good thing. However, wasting energy and the natural wear and tear associated with tank storage is not. On demand, or tankless, water heaters are far more efficient and cost effective in the long term because they only supply hot water when it is needed.

Did you know? The very first “hot water heater” was built by a man in England in 1868. He heated water by pushing it through pipes exposed to a gas burner. The hot water flowed into a sink or tub, ready for use.

Pros of Tankless Water Heaters

There are several benefits of going tankless that can be customized to your household by a professional plumber. Similar to traditional water heaters, the size of the tankless water heater you’ll need will vary based on your family’s water use, for instance how much water you’ll be heating at any given time. The pros of going tankless include:

  • Because they aren’t storing water in a tank, there is no sediment buildup.

  • They heat water instantly, minimizing your wait time for the perfect temperature.

  • They are energy efficient, only heating water when it’s needed.

  • They are low maintenance and actually last at least twice as long as tank storage systems.

  • They are easy to winterize because they don’t store a large amount of water.

  • They are space efficient, making them perfect for small homes.

  • They are safer to operate and less likely to leak gallons of water unexpectedly.

  • Technology is always advancing; some units offer Wi-Fi connectivity!

Hire A Professional!

Are you convinced that it’s time to go tankless? This isn’t a DIY job. Trust our professional plumbers at Pilgrim Plumbing & Heating, Inc. to help you find the perfect unit for your needs and install it safely and properly. We can work with you to determine the best solution for your home while maximizing savings and minimizing environmental impact. You don’t have to wait any longer for your morning shower to heat up to the perfect temperature. With a tankless water heater, you can save money, water, energy, and time.

To learn more about tankless water heaters and how they can benefit you, call Piligrim Plumbing & Heating, Inc. at (781) 253-2055 or contact us online. We are eager to share our expertise!