Members of the Bermuda Gas team are here to help you tackle a variety of issues in the monthly Bermuda Gas ‘How To’ column of the Bermuda Living supplement.
This month, sales manager David DeSilva helps you to go tankless and to say goodbye to energy-hungry water heaters.
Your water heater is a big consumer of energy in your home.
It will maintain a tank full of hot water 24 hours a day, when the average household use is less than an hour per day.
By switching to a tankless water heater, you can significantly reduce your annual energy consumption and the cost that goes along with it.
How does a tankless water heater work?
Tankless water heaters are extremely efficient — they do not store pre-warmed water.
Instead, they function on an on-demand basis that is instantly triggered by turning on a hot water tap.
Cold water enters the heater and, as it flows through the heating elements, it is warmed to the appropriate temperature.
As the water flow varies, the unit adjusts to maintain a constant temperature, delivering maximum energy efficiency.
When the hot water tap is turned off, the heater stops too.
Big energy savings translate into big cost savings
Tankless water heaters have a lot to offer homeowners.
They are capable of providing an instant, endless supply of hot water.
Not relying on a pre-heated reservoir means that you will never run out of hot water. No more cold showers.
By only heating water when you need it, tankless water heaters reduce your energy consumption and heating costs — saving about 20 per cent on your electricity bill.
With a lifespan that is twice as long as traditional hot water systems, and no reservoir to corrode, a slim profile and a small footprint — saving you valuable space — the benefits keep adding up.
All this and greener too
At Bermuda Gas, we strive to provide customers with greener products.
Our tankless water heaters use clean-burning propane gas to heat your water, making good use of a greener source of energy.
• For more information visit the Bermuda Gas showroom at 25 Serpentine Road, Hamilton or call 295-3111/298-6113.