When it comes to home improvement there are so many options available. Most homeowners make a mental list of the projects that are next weekend’s to do list. To do lists are usually placed in order of cost and capability to complete the task. Here is a project that is well worth putting at the top of your list.
With most water heaters there is an endless list of things that are not exactly great selling points. Things like short life spans, rust, pilot lights that miraculously go out at the most inconvenient times, limited storage capabilities and loss of energy efficiency due to sludge build up at the bottom of the tank.
Finally there is another option that has come to the market. The tankless water heater addresses a lot of the standard water heaters ills. Standard water heaters expend energy by constantly working to maintain heated temperatures of 40 to 50 gallons of water that is not even being used. This system costs 60 percent less to operate than the standard tank because it only heats the water that is needed. Another selling point is the life expectancy of these units is double that of the traditional unit saving you money in the future.
If you are trying to “Go Green” most of them are also Energy Star approved. This means that you are not only reducing your carbon footprint by 63 percent compared to the standard unit, you will also be saving energy, and that means real money back in your pocket.
In addition to the money that you are going to be saving on reduced energy bills, the Federal Government offers tax incentives of up to 30 percent for energy efficiency improvements. Check with your local utility company for rebates on switching from an electric water heater to a propane tankless unit.