Water HeaterShould I Be Concerned with Standby Energy Loss?

We believe that homeowners should take the initiative when choosing systems and appliances for their homes, so yes, you should be concerned with standby energy loss if you are thinking about replacing your water heater. We also realize that homeowners are not experts on the matter, which is why we are happy to help you understand the situation a little better. While standby energy loss is definitely a consideration, it should not immediately dissuade you from using a tank water heater in your home.

Read the following information regarding standby energy loss, and be sure to give us a call if you have any further questions. The water heater in your home is one of the most important appliances that own. We want to guarantee your satisfaction with your water heater in Snohomish, WA. 

It Is Not Unavoidable

Unless you use a tankless water heater, standby energy loss is not something that you can avoid entirely. Modern hot water tanks are certainly more efficient than they’ve ever been before, and you can actually further insulate any hot water tank with the use of an insulating jacket. However, unless you are using a tankless water heater, some level of standby energy loss is unavoidable.

It Is Not an Immediate Disqualifier

Okay, you may be thinking, I’ll eliminate the risk and go tankless. Well, that is definitely an option to consider. It is not, however, a conclusion that you should jump to. Tankless water heaters are much more expensive than tank models. If you have the upfront capital, and you plan to be in your home for many years to come, then investing in a tankless water heater may make sense. You can recoup the initial investment over the years in the form of energy savings. If you are looking for a system that balances decent efficiency with affordability, though, a tank model may be right for you.

Schedule your water heater services with G & S Heating Cooling & Electric to guarantee a job well done.


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