Tank-based heaters waste energy by keeping water hot at all times, even when not in use. These heaters also waste water when homeowners wait for shower or sink water to warm up. Tank-less water heaters, on the other hand, can heat up and deliver hot water directly to the fixture, exactly when you need it. Also, because water does not stay stagnant in a tank, tank-less heaters do not corrode or cause mineral buildup.
By installing a Tank-less Water Heater in your Durham home, when hot water is turned on, the water is instantly heated at two to five gallons per minute. When the water is turned off, it stops heating the water. This is more efficient than the standard hot water tank which keeps working until the water has reached its set temperature. While this may seem to be a costly investment in the short run, a tank-less water heater can last more than 20 years – allowing the energy and replacement savings to outweigh the initial costs.
Most companies today charge between $4000 and $7000. I have put together a system with my local Durham plumbing supplier that will allow me to install a Rheem 8.2 Gallon Per Minute (gpm) Instant Tank-less Water Heater in most homes for $3400.00 or less. I am making it my business to get the word out about the cost of this service to potentially save our planet billions of gallons of water each year.