For a typical American household, water heating usually accounts for about 18 percent of the monthly utility bill. Next to the cost of heating the entire house, this is the largest energy expense for most families.
To pare water heating bills down to a more manageable level, you can use less hot water, turn down the thermostat on the water heater and insulate the water heater as well as the pipes that deliver hot water to the rest of the house.
There is also another way to save on water heating charges: install a tankless water heater in your home. The benefits of taking this step are quite numerous:
- Because a tankless water heater only heats water on demand, you end up saving energy. Less energy use means a lower utility bill for you to pay each month.
- Most regular water heater tanks have an average life span of 10 years, depending on usage and quality of materials used in its manufacturing. The life span of a tankless water heater is 10 to 15 years. Some units can last up to 20 years before needing to be replaced.
- A regular water heater stores hot water in a tank. Over time, the impurities contained in the water builds up. This can affect the quality of your water and cause problems such as clogging and tank deterioration. Since a tankless water heater does not store water, you get only clean hot water every time.
Pampering Plumbing can help you maintain and repair your current water heating system or assist you in selecting and installing a newer, more efficient product. As a leading and trusted Tampa plumber, we are committed to helping our customers in finding the most cost-effective solutions to their all plumbing problems. For any questions or concerns about plumbing services in the Tampa Bay area, call us. We’re here to help in any way we can.