One newer technology that we are often asked about are tankless, or on-demand, water heaters. Tankless water heaters have a lot of benefits, including providing almost unlimited hot water for your home. Here is a brief overview on tankless water heaters to see if they are a good fit for your family.

· How They Work: Tankless water heaters heat water directly without the use of a tank. When hot water is called for, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit and is heated using a gas burner or an electric element.

· How Much Hot Water is Produced: Typically tankless water heaters provide hot water at a rate of 2-5 gallons per minute. As with a traditional water heater, you can stretch a tankless water heater by using too much hot water in the house (such as taking a shower and running the dishwasher), but typically they are a good choice for most households. You can also install more than one unit to avoid running out of water.

· Cost & Energy Savings: The cost of a tankless water heater is quite a bit more than a traditional water heater – sometimes as much as $1,000 more. However, most homes will see a pretty significant energy savings by installing a tankless water heater, sometimes as much at 50% over the course of the first year. If you decide the benefits outweigh the costs, you will likely see a great return on investment in the first year.

If you are interested in a tankless water heater and would like to speak to us about an estimate, call today! We are happy to provide you with more details and an idea of the cost of installing a tankless water heater in your home. Call owner Dan Schmied today at 720.876.7166 or via email at dan@sensibleheat.net.