Did you know that up to 20 percent of a home’s energy cost can be spent on the water heater? Tankless water heaters are a new alternative, offering efficiency and comfort for homeowners. Instead of a large 50-60 gallon tank that heats and stores the water, tankless water heaters use extreme heat to raise the water temperature as it passes through the pipes. The result is that homeowners have instant and continuous hot water. Tankless heaters last approximately twice as long as traditional tanks and provide energy savings by using less water and reducing power consumption by only heating water when it is needed.
Not only do tankless water heaters provide the above benefits and more, but they can also help the resale value of your home. One of the reasons is that tankless water heater systems take up significantly more space than do tank-style systems, and when it comes to selling a home, square footage equals money. The more useful a room is, the more money you may be able to get.
You can add resale value to your home, as real estate agents use tankless water heaters as a selling point. Remember the rule – square footage equals money. The more useful room you have the more you will get. There have been several instances where homeowners were able to recover the cost of a tankless installation because of the added money they received through the sale of their home – in the meantime, they never ran out of hot water and they saved up to 40 percent on their energy bills. When prospective buyers analyze the expected utility expenses of a home, a tankless water heating system becomes a major selling point.
So if you’re in the market for a water heater or looking for a replacement for a worn-out, aging electric hot water tank, make the move to a tankless water heating system today. It will provide continuous hot water, and continuous peace of mind and could help you make a significant amount of money down the road.