- Use this tool from Home Energy Saver to help you calculate how much money and energy you can save by making a few important changes at home.
- Find out how an appropriately sized, whole-home tankless water heater can save more than $100 per year on gas bills on this page from EnergyStar.gov.
- Head to ASHRAE.org to learn more about what air filters do to improve your indoor air quality and protect your system.
- Visit this article from HowStuffWorks.com to get an idea of how different tankless water heaters operate.
- To see how a professional energy audit can help change the way you consume energy at home, read this page on EnergyStar.gov.
- Learn how you can extend the life of your furnace by simply replacing your air filter on a regular basis on this page from Dummies.com.
- Check out this article from Energy.gov to learn more about how tankless water heaters can save energy at home.
- Head to this article from UCSUSA.org for a broad look at how geothermal energy can be harnessed and used in various ways.
Visit these links to learn more about what is included in a home energy audit, find out how tankless water heaters work, explore the science in geothermal technology, and learn about different air filters for use in your HVAC system. Visit McCrea Heating and Air Conditioning online or call us at (800) 788-6216 for more information about our products and services today.
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Many homeowners look to save money by improving the efficiency of their heating and cooling systems, but there is another product available from your A/C contractor that can change the way you save energy. Tankless water heaters can provide many stunning advantages over the typical storage tank version, offering near-instantaneous hot water indefinitely and for less money every month.
Drawbacks of Tank-Based Water Heaters
A typical gas-fired storage tank water heater needs about 40 minutes to heat 40 gallons of water. A storage tank water heater operates when the water temperature inside the tank drops, whether it is in demand or not. This means lots of energy goes to heating water that is not being used.
Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters
A tankless water heater only operates when hot water is currently in demand. When you turn on a hot water faucet somewhere in your home, your tankless water heater activates. The burner turns on and instantly heats the water moving through the heater to the desired temperature. The tankless water heater operates only as long as you need it to, and as soon as you turn off the hot water faucet, the tankless unit deactivates. It has consumed exactly as much energy as necessary to provide you with the precise amount of hot water requested and no more.
Varieties of Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are available in whole-home units, which when properly sized can provide enough hot water for three typical showers indefinitely. For larger homes or those with multiple stories, point-of-use tankless units can be installed near areas of demand for instantaneous hot water delivery.
The key advantage to tankless units is that they only operate when necessary, saving you energy. Their added convenience of near-instant and indefinite hot water is a bonus for homeowners used to running out of hot water. Explore your tankless water heater options when you contact McCrea Heating and Air Conditioning at (800) 788-6216 or visit us online today.