There are a variety of ways to make your house more environmentally friendly. You may not have thought a new water heater installation is one of them. But when you consider how much power goes into running your home’s water heater, you’ll begin to see that putting in the right type of unit can make a significant difference. Below are three ways that you can “go green” when it’s time for a new water heater:
Install a Higher Efficiency Tank Water Heater
Let’s say that you don’t want to make a dramatic change in the kind of water heater your home uses: you’d prefer to stick to the tried-n-true storage tank type. If this is the case, make sure that any new installation is an ENERGY STAR-certified model. These units use around 10% less energy than standard water heaters and can save a four-person household hundreds of dollars over its service lifetime. When it comes to green power, if every home used an ENERGY STAR water heater, it would remove about 10 billion pounds of greenhouse gas annually—the equivalent of 900 thousand cars!
Install a Tankless Water Heater
A tankless water heater doesn’t need to run as often as a storage tank model, and this makes it even more energy efficient. Not only will you help the environment and your energy bills with a tankless model, but you’ll also have limitless hot water.
Install a Heat Pump Water Heater
If your home doesn’t have access to natural gas, one of the best options for an energy efficient water heater is a heat pump model. These types of water heaters consume far less electricity than a standard electric water heater, which helps in cutting down on dependence on coal and other fossil fuels. Heat pump water heaters also produce few harmful emissions.
Find out more about going green with a new water heater installation: call on Mallick Plumbing & Heating! We service Rockville, MD and the surrounding areas.