Although a brilliant, energy saving invention, many people say that although the new tankless style water heaters are much more efficient, they are not an economical choice for the average homeowner. Although gas-fired tankless heaters have been shown to be as much as 22 percent more energy efficient than the gas-fired storage-tank models, the fact is that they are much more expensive. Having one might save $70 to $80 per year (based on 2008 national energy costs), but it can still take 20+ years to break even on one's investment. This is perhaps the main reason these tankless heaters have not yet surged in popularity.
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So not only is the homeowner saving money on the amount of power needed to heat the water, these Denver new homes also come with solar panels, which provide the necessary electricity at a very low cost. Over the long run, these new technology tankless water heaters save substantial amounts of both money and energy, two elements Denver new home buyers are very cognizant of. Can you imagine the amount of energy that is wasted by an old fashioned tank style heater, keeping thirty or fourty gallons of water hot all day while the home's occupants are off at work all day? On top of that, the heat loss through the tank walls will creates a continual energy drain as the unit must keep the water to temperature.
Tankless water heaters are also space savers. Gone is that room in your basement housing the tank. These new models may be mounted on either an interior, or exterior wall.
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No more cold showers. No more fighting over who used up the hot water. Now, Denver New Homes can enjoy endless hot water, enough for their every need, with a tankless water heater.
When it comes to conservation, clearly the tankless water heater is your best option for new homes in Denver. There are three ways tankless water heaters help the environment. The first: your tankless unit substantially reduces the amount of fossil fuels used for your hot water needs. Second, less metal is used to construct these small units, especially as compared to large multi-gallon tanks. In this way, they help reduce the ongoing need for mining and metal consumption. Third, you will have to replace your tankless unit much less frequently, because they last two to three times longer than the old fashioned tank styles you are used to. Again, this reduces the demand for metal, not to mention lowering the amount of old tanks placed into landfills.