Tankless and Solar Water Heaters – What You Need to Know

waterHeaters101_sidebar-07There’s nothing like a nice warm shower on a cold winter morning. And, there’s nothing quite like the shock of experiencing a water heater failure on a cold winter morning! If you have an aging water heater that has seen better days, there has never been a better time to upgrade to one of the new, energy efficient models that can save you some serious money on your home energy bill each month.

Both solar water heaters and tankless water heaters are becoming increasingly popular because they are so much more efficient than the older models that typically accounted for 14 to 18 percent of your home’s energy bill. At Cool Blew, we install both solar and tankless water heaters, as well as the traditional electric and gas tanks, and can help you choose the right model for your specific needs. The following provides a brief overview of these two options for heating water for cooking, cleaning, and bathing.

Solar Water Heaters
Unlike other types of water heaters, solar water heating systems actually add value to your home. They also can help you save hundreds of dollars each year on energy costs.

Solar water heating systems include storage tanks and solar collectors. While they also need a backup system for cloudy days and times of increased demand, they are a perfect option for sunny Arizona where there is no shortage of free sunshine! For more information on solar water heaters, go to //www.energy.gov/energysaver/solar-water-heaters

Tankless Water Heaters
Another way to save on water heater expenses is to go with a tankless water heater. These are also commonly referred to as instantaneous, continuous flow, inline, flash, on-demand, or instant-on water heaters. Instead of storing a large amount of water in a tank, tankless water heaters heats water as it passes through your faucet. This enables you to have continuous hot water at exactly the temperature you want.

Want to learn more about water heaters? Or, do you need an installation now because of a tank failure? Call us today at 1-888-BLEW123. We’re your Phoenix area plumbing provider who is ready to help!