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Is It Time To Replace Your Water Heater?

October 3, 2016

Heating water accounts for approximately 15 percent of a home’s energy use. High efficiency water heaters use 10 to 50 percent less energy than standard models, saving homeowners money on their utility bills. Actual energy savings from high efficiency water heaters depend on family size, heater location, and the size and placement of water pipes.

More information on high efficiency water heaters from Energy Star

Tankless Option

Tankless water heaters are used in place of or in addition to conventional tank water heaters. You may hear tankless water heaters referred to as on demand heaters, instant and instantaneous water heaters, inline, flash or continuous. Except for what goes through the heat exchanger coil, these devices do not retain water like a tank water heater. These heaters can either be used at a specific location such as a shower, or kitchen or a larger model can provide all of the hot water requirements for an entire home. If your tankless water heater system is sized correctly (sometimes more than 1 unit is needed) you should never run out of hot water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Lavallee Plumbing
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