When it comes to water heaters, it’s all about the investment. Okay, it’s also a little bit about experiencing the comfort of home luxury, but when in the market for a new water heater, it’s always important to consider two significant factors: money-making and money-saving. High efficiency water heaters help with both of these goals by…
1. Working to save money on monthly water bills
2. Helping to increase the value of your home at the time of resale
High efficiency water heaters are more energy efficient. They waste less water and are better for the environment. Owning a high efficiency water heater not only means you are saving money in the long-run, but you can also feel better about your home’s environmental impact.
ENERGY STAR®, a US Environmental Protection Agency program, suggests that high efficiency water heaters use 10 to 50 percent less energy than their traditional water heater counterparts. ENERGY STAR® deems the following types of water heaters to be the most energy efficient:
Tankless Water Heaters
Unlike standard water heaters that continuously heat water in a storage tank so that it is always ready for use, tankless heaters heat on demand, thus saving energy in the process.
Heat pumps work to transfer energy from the surrounding air to water in a storage tank. Naturally, heat pumps are most effective in warmer climates, and may not be the best choice depending on your home’s geographic location. Still, heat pumps provide an extremely resourceful way of harnessing energy.
Solar Water Heaters (with electric back-up)
Like heat pumps, solar water heaters draw energy from surrounding natural resources, in this case, the sun. While more expensive up front, it is said that solar water heaters may reduce water heater operation costs by up to 90%.
As with all plumbing systems and fixtures, individual homes will have unique needs and challenges. However, it is fairly clear across the board that high efficiency water heaters will save money in the long term by providing a far greater return on your initial investment. Contact the heating experts at Rebmann to help you decide which high efficiency water heating option is right for your home. Call 526-746-5678 today!