‘How To’: Save Money and Enjoy Unlimited Hot Water!
The Bermuda Sun Feb 20 2013
By David DeSilva
Go tankless and never run out of hot water again!
Your old water heater is a big consumer of energy in your home, especially in your bathroom. That’s because it has to maintain a tank full of hot water 24 hours a day in anticipation of your next shower or bath. What a waste, when the average household use of hot water is less than an hour per day!
Tankless water heaters have a lot to offer homeowners. They are capable of providing an instant, endless supply of hot water. Not relying on a preheated reservoir means that you will never run out of hot water. No more cold showers!
How does a tankless water heater work?
Tankless water heaters are extremely efficient — they do not store pre-warmed water, instead, function on an on-demand basis that is instantly triggered by turning on a hot water tap.
Cold water enters the heater and, as it flows through the heating elements, is warmed to the appropriate temperature. As the water flow varies, the unit adjusts to maintain a constant temperature, delivering maximum energy efficiency. When the hot water tap is turned off, the heater stops too.
Big energy savings translate into big cost savings
Switch to a tankless water heater and you can significantly reduce your annual energy consumption, as well as the cost that goes along with it.
By only heating water when you need it, tankless water heaters reduce your energy consumption and heating costs — saving about 20% on your electricity bill.
Benefits keep coming
With a lifespan that is twice as long as traditional hot water systems, and no reservoir to corrode, a slim profile and small footprint, saving you valuable space, the benefits keep adding up.
Bonus: a cleaner, greener option
At Bermuda Gas, we strive to provide customers with greener products. Our tankless water heaters use clean-burning propane gas to heat your water, making good use of a greener source of energy.