As energy conservation continues to grow in importance, more and more homeowners are opting for a tankless water heater over the traditional water heater. Tankless options are growing in popularity as they help bring down energy costs and improve energy efficiency. If it’s time to replace your current system, the plumbing professionals at South Jersey Energy Service Plus (SJESP) can help you determine if going tankless is a good fit for your family.
“Water heating systems are typically the average homeowners’ second-highest utility cost after heating and cooling the house itself,” said Louis Silkowski, SJESP Master Plumber. “Most residential homes built before 2010 use the traditional water tank system to heat their water. These work by heating and reheating the water it holds to maintain the desired set temperature – regardless of usage or demand. This reheating of the same water causes additional energy expenditure, which reduces the efficiency of the product.”
“With a tankless water heater, cold water enters the unit when hot water is needed, which re-moves standby heat loss entirely,” Silkowski said. “The water is then heated, exits the unit and travels to the location where the water is needed. This conserves energy, which means that you’re wasting fewer resources and lowering your bill at the same time.”
A traditional tank heater also requires a bigger footprint than its tankless brother, averaging roughly 24 inches in diameter and 50 inches high. This compares with a tankless unit which is generally the size of a carry-on suitcase and can fit into a utility closet or other confined area.
Additionally, tankless water heaters aren’t sold by storage capacity; instead, they are sold by flow rate, which measures the amount of water that can be heated as it flows through the device. The experienced team at SJESP can help you determine the flow rate used by all the appliances and fixtures in your home, then evaluate your typical hot water usage to recommend the best tankless system for your needs.
New tankless systems also integrate Wi-Fi connectivity which allows the homeowner to control their water heater from a smartphone or tablet to turn the system on and off, change the water temperature, monitor status, and activate the re-circulation system. It also serves as a remote diagnostic tool for your dealer providing system codes and other service information allowing them to notify you in advance of service needs, which can avoid costly emergency service calls.
“SJESP is your one-stop-shop for all your tankless water heater needs. If you are considering a tankless system, or if you have a tankless unit that is in need of an inspection or repairs, give us a call at (844) 626-6619, or visit our website at www.sjesp.com. We will carefully review your options and honestly assess your needs, in order for you to make an informed decision.” “Also, don’t forget to take advantage now of State rebates and our 0% financing options,” Silkowski concluded.
South Jersey Energy Service Plus, a HomeServe company, is a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer. Less than 5% of heating and cooling contractors in the country receive this distinction which is based on performance criteria for expertise, solid business practices, and outstanding customer service. As the region’s leading authority on high-efficiency energy equipment and services, South Jersey Energy Service Plus serves residential and commercial customers in New Jersey’s seven southern counties. HVACR work is conducted by SJESP, HVACR License No. 19HC00211500, held by Frank Siderio, Jr. Plumbing work conducted by SJESP Plumbing Ser-vices LLC (a HomeServe company) License No. 36BI01292700 held by Louis Silkowski, 420 2nd Road, Hammonton, NJ.