The energy cost is one of the biggest expense for all home owners. In some cases, the energy cost makes up for almost 40-50% of the total household expense. It is for this reason, when getting a new marine water heater installed in the house, homeowners look for energy efficient options, which will help them save money and would be green for the environment as well. Keeping in mind these needs of the people, more and more plumbers and contractors are, therefore, suggesting the installation of a residential tankless water heater.
A residential tankless water heater offers many advantages over the traditional marine water heater. Some of these advantages have been discussed below:
Reduced Energy Consumption
One of the most attractive features of a residential tankless water heater is that it operates only when there is a demand for hot water. Thus, when not in use, the heater stays switched off, thus, saving a lot of energy. The traditional heaters stay on all through the day, and as soon as the temperature of the water stored in them drops, they restart the heating process, even if there was no need for hot water at that time. This leads to a lot of wastage of energy. On the other hand, the tankless heaters help homeowners in saving as much as 35% of their total energy cost per year.
Supply As Per Demand
In spite of the fact that there is no storage tank in these heaters, you would never have to worry about a shortage in the supply of warm water. Based on the average water consumption in your house, you can get a unit of a proper size, which would be able to supply you with 5 to 7 gallons per minute. Thus, even if you have three, four or even more members taking a shower one after the other, the water supply will never stop. You would be able to receive a continuous stream of water at the right temperature from this tankless marine water heater.
Another big advantage of using these tankless residential heaters is that they have a very long life. Unlike other heather, which need repairing every year and have to be replaced after a couple of years, these heaters last for as many as 20 years and even more.
Another advantage of using these heaters is that since they are extremely compact in size, therefore, the amount of space that they require in your bathroom, kitchen or any other room is very little. Thus, based on your requirement and convenience, these heaters can be fitted in any corner of the house.
These heaters are not just great in their performance, but they are extremely safe as well. Since they operate only when warm water is demanded, therefore, there is no risk of any sort of electrocution from these heaters.