We’re days away from Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Whichever festive holiday you celebrate, our plumbing company wishes you nothing but peace and joy.
In addition to the festivities, we’re also days away from the expiration of the tax credit consumers can earn for purchasing energy-efficient appliances. The tax credit covers everything from energy-efficient HVAC systems to energy-efficient windows and doors – as well as energy-efficient water heaters.
If you ever were considering trading in that clunky traditional water heater for a more compact tankless water heater, now is the time to do so. Tankless water heaters are becoming the option for more and more consumers not only because they take up less space but also because they provide an unlimited supply of hot water throughout your home.
Keep in mind that to be eligible for the tax credit, you must purchase a gas tankless water heater. Electric tankless water heaters are not eligible for the credit. Feel free to check the Energy Star website for more details.
The credit can help you significantly, as it will cover 30 percent of the cost of improvements. Taxpayers can receive a credit of up to $1,500 for all improvements that qualify under the credit stipulations. If you’re going to take advantage, you must purchase before Dec. 31.
Feel free to call our expert Charlotte plumbers today, or contact us online for more information on the tax credit or tankless water heater installation and service.
Have you ever thought about getting a tankless water heater, based off a plumber’s recommendation? Tankless water heaters are definitely something you should be looking into.
Tankless water heaters, sometimes known as instantaneous, continuous flow, inline water heaters, are the perfect alternative to conventional tank heaters.
Tankless water heaters heat water on demand or instantly rather than keeping hot water in reserve like conventional tank heaters. Tankless water heaters use less energy than tank heaters which in turns means lower energy bills for you.
Tankless water heaters can be operated electrically or with natural gas or propane. Gas tankless water heaters can heat more water faster while electric tankless water heaters need access to a lot of electric power to rapidly heat water.
Tankless water heaters are very efficient when it comes to energy conservative. Tankless water heaters have efficiency ratings at nearly 99%.
Most tankless water heaters supply hot water for the whole house including appliances. The tankless water heaters that supply hot water for the whole house are largest of the tankless water heaters. Point-of- use tankless water heaters are smaller units and can be placed under sinks or other easy access areas.
Point-of-use tankless water heater units provide hot water for a specific outlet versus the whole house. Point-of-use tankless water heaters are located right where the water is being used and save more energy than centrally installed tankless water heaters, but are usually used in combination with a central water heater because of their small tank size.
Generally speaking, tankless water heaters are good choices because they don’t take up much space and can be hidden out of site. So, you won’t have to worry about people looking at it.
Here are a few reasons why you should look into tankless water heaters…
- Unlimited hot water- As water is heated while passing through the system an unlimited supply of hot water is available with a tankless water heater however, this can also be a disadvantage as running out of hot water self-limits use while a tankless heater has no such limit.
- Size- Tankless water heaters can be mounted under a sink, in an easy access area, or anywhere else you think would be a good location. Because there is no tank, the places of where it can go are virtually endless.
- Water damage is minimized-Tankless water heaters have no tanks to store water, so there are no chances of water damage do to a leak or hole in the tank. There are still risks of water damage from faulty parts such as improper piping or bad fittings.
- Longevity-Tankless water heaters haven no tanks meaning tankless water heaters will outlast the conventional water heater twice as many years because corrosion is due to standing water in the tank. The corrosion on the tankless water heater will be on the pipes or around the fittings vs. the tank.
- Environmentally Friendly- Tankless heaters are designed to only use gas and water when they are being used. Therefore, you are not wasting resources to heat the water in a conventional water heater.