How Green Is Your Water Heater?

Category: Water Heaters


No, we’re not talking about the color of your hot water – although green water could indicate a problem.  We’re talking about how your water is heated and about how much water and energy you could be conserving by switching to a tankless water heater (instant water heater).   Tankless water heaters can save water and energy. They also (because of this savings) can reduce your utility bills.  And, they can cost less to install and operate than a traditional water heater.   Whether you are using an electric or a gas water heater, you are actually heating the amount of water held in your tank again and again to maintain a constant temperature.  Depending upon the amount of hot water you use and when you use it, you could be spending quite a chunk of change to keep water hot for extended periods when you don’t need it.   For example, say you don’t cook (so you only run the dishwasher once a week), you don’t have a washing machine in your home, and you prefer to shower in the morning.  You need hot water in the morning and on the day you run the dishwasher. If you use a traditional hot water heater, with a capacity of 50 gallons, you will be heating 50 gallons of water to […]

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The Benefits of Boston Tankless Water Heaters

Category: Water Heaters


Have you ever thought about getting a tankless water heater, based off a plumber’s recommendation? Boston tankless water heaters are definitely something you should be looking into. Tankless water heaters, sometimes known as instantaneous, continuous flow or inline are the perfect alternative to conventional tank heaters. They heat liquids on demand or instantly rather than keeping liquids in reserve like conventional tank heaters. They use less energy than tank heaters which in turns means lower energy bills for you. They can be operated electrically or with natural gas or propane. Gas ones can heat more liquid faster while electric ones need access to a lot of electric power to rapidly heat water. They are very efficient when it comes to energy conservative. They have efficiency ratings at nearly 99%. Most supply hot water for the whole Boston house including appliances. The ones that supply hot water for the whole house are largest of the heaters. Point-of-use tankless water heaters are smaller units and can be placed under sinks or other easy access areas. Point-of-use tankless water heater units provide hot water for a specific outlet versus the whole house. They are located right where the water is being used and save more energy than centrally installed tankless water heaters, but are usually used in combination with a central water heater […]

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