Not sure about whether to go with a tanked or tankless water heater? Let Energy Werx help you understand the difference.
Large, tanked water heaters are a North American phenomenon. Tankless water heaters have been around for almost 100 years! Europe, the Pacific Rim and most of the world invested in more efficient technology because of higher fuel costs.
Tankless water heaters are 25 – 30% more efficient than the traditional tank type. In traditional tanks, the water heater has to burn 25 – 30% longer just to keep the stored water hot in the tank. When the burner is off, cold air is drawn through the flue running up the middle of the tank, leaching heat from the stored water which is wasteful and very inefficient. If you’re using a tank type water heater, you are heating water 24 hours a day, while you are only using it for a small portion of that.
Tankless water heaters have no tank to maintain, therefore minimal standby heat losses. The burner only comes on when hot water is needed. This is a smart use of energy, saving up to 30% in water heating costs while producing less flue gas emissions.
Even though a tankless water heater may cost more than a traditional tank-type up front, it could be the last water heater you buy. In North America, we are used to throwing away the whole water heater every 5 – 15 years, when it begins to leak due to the constant heating and cooling of parts. In contrast, tankless water heaters are designed to be repaired, with all parts being replaceable. You never throw them out.
Tankless water heaters are also designed whether you have 1 or 12 people in your house. You never run out of hot water as the tank only heats the water while you use it.
Please note that replacing an existing electric water heater does not qualify for a rebate.
$200 – For replacing your water heater with an ENERGY STAR® 0.80EF or higher tanked natural gas or propane water heater.
For replacing your water heater with an ENERGY STAR® 0.82EF or higher tankless natural gas or propane water heater. (5) (7) (8)
(5) Maximum one water heater rebate per home.
(7) A combi or combo system CANNOT qualify for both the space heating boiler rebate and the domestic hot water rebate; it counts as one measure.
(8) Changing from or to an electric water heater does not qualify for a rebate.
Planning renovations or upgrades to your home in the near future?
Give our trained staff a call today to set-up an appointment to discuss your water heater eligibility and see if you qualify for a $500 rebate.
Call (519) 771-2451 today!