Green Energy Features: Tankless Water Heaters
Waverly Homes are among the MOST energy efficient it Clark County!
How do we do it? With a combination of intelligent building strategies, technology and a commitment to our environment.
Featured today, the benefits of Tankless Water Heaters!
“Energy Smart Tankless Water Heaters Keep the Hot Water Flowing – Written by Carollyn Farrar, Marketing Program Manager, NW Natural
Over time the technology behind heating water has evolved. Conventional tank water heaters store hot water on a standby basis, heating and reheating the same water as it’s needed. The energy used to heat and reheat is lost in the venting and through the walls of the tank.
Today’s efficient tankless water heater only heats water when it is called for. The main advantage of a tankless water heater is no extra cost of keeping 40 to 50 gallons of water hot in a storage tank, so it uses less energy.
[Builders can select] condensing tankless natural gas water heaters to serve their homes. The condensing feature allows the heat exchanger to capture and reuse heat from the exhaust to enhance energy efficiency and provide energy savings…
Top five benefits of choosing a natural gas tankless water heater:
- Plenty of hot water when needed
- Longer life, lasting five to 10 years longer than tank water heaters
- More efficient with no extra cost of keeping water hot in a storage tank
- Suitcase sized, it can be installed in a closet, closer to the point of use
- No possibility of flooding due to a leaking tank”
So, if you’ve ever had the experience of needing to run a load of laundry, the dishwasher and had a family member in the shower and thought, “uh, oh”, or the even worse situation of being the last in a line of people hopping through the shower and left with only cold water, you’ll definitely love this feature!
NW Natural Gas powers this feature in our homes in Vancouver and La Center.