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Will a New Water Heater Save on Energy Bills?

Find the Right Rinnai Tankless Unit for Your Home

water heater installationJust think about how much of your energy use goes to heating water. Bathing, dishwashing, laundry, and cooking can add up to as much as 30 percent of your energy costs. And as we’ve seen lately, those energy costs keep going up, up, up, thanks to the rising cost of fuel across the board.

Did you know a new, high-efficiency water heater can help lower your costs while ensuring you have plenty of hot water? Tankless water heaters save energy by instantly heating water when you need it, rather than keeping a large tank hot all the time. Rinnai is the leader in tankless water heating and offers a range of options that can help you enjoy virtually unlimited hot water—while keeping your energy bill manageable.

Let the pros at Depew Energy help you find the right model for your Hudson Valley home:

What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

Tankless water heaters are small—usually about the size of a carry-on suitcase. But there are different sizes—based on the flow rate needed to meet your needs. Instead of a tank sized to keep 60 or more gallons of water hot and ready to use, you need to think about heating gallons per minute. Factors include how many people are in your home, and how many places you need hot water—bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, as well as the temperature of the groundwater when it enters the unit.

Rinnai offers options designed to be super-efficient for every size of the home, as well as units sized to serve isolated locations, such as an addition, guest house, or studio.

Condensing or Non-Condensing Water Heaters

There are pros and cons to both types of these water heaters. In our area here in the Hudson Valley, where winter temps can get super low, a condensing unit will likely be the best choice. That’s because condensing units have a second heat exchanger that loops exhaust back into the system to heat water more efficiently. This type is slightly more expensive but also delivers higher energy efficiency.

Non-condensing units are less expensive, and are very low maintenance, but will be less effective with our cold winters and lower ground temperatures. That said, if you are outfitting a second home that will mainly be used in the summer, this could be a perfect choice for that scenario.

Endless Hot Water, Endless Benefits!

In addition to being extremely efficient while providing virtually unlimited hot water, tankless water heaters off many benefits over tank style units:

Ready to learn more? The team at Depew Energy is ready to answer all your questions and help you choose the best tankless water heater model for your home. We’re here for you from the start, with sound advice, quality installation and professional service and maintenance. And we can help you take advantage of valuable rebates from Rinnai, too! Contact us today for more details.

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