For quite some time now, we have all heard that tankless water heaters have quite the “green” advantage over traditional water heaters with tanks. Growing up, and even now in my apartment, we have a regular tank water heater, so I have never had the experience of living day to day with a tankless version. Since I cannot change the heater in my place to check out the difference, I wanted to find out just how much better the tankless version is, to see if the green effect is worth the expense of replacing a heater sometime in the future, whether it be in my own house or convincing my mom to change hers when the time comes. This is what I found out.
Advantages & Disadvantages Of Tankless Water Heaters
Advantages & Disadvantages of Tank Water Heaters
Well, based on the info I could find, it looks like a no-brainer; tankless water heaters hardily beat regular tank heaters. They might cost a little more up front, but they last longer, use less gas and/or electricity (much greener!), save money on the monthly bill, and have a higher efficiency rating. It really is ridiculous that I hear my water heater turning on sometimes when I have not even needed or been using hot water! I am hoping that in whatever house we ever end up with, there is already a tankless water heater already installed, or I will have to lay out some cash for a new one. Being green is not just about the things you can see in your every day life, its also about what goes on behind the scenes…and heating water when its not needed is not very green!