How Is Tankless Green?
Produce Less Waste
Tank Water Heater Waste
It is estimated that 7.3 million traditional tank-based water heaters are disposed into landfills each year in the United States. Keys to preventing the production of waste is to practice the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. With a tankless water heater, you can be sure that the 3Rs are in place.
The 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle) prove that tankless water heaters are green
The most effective way to decrease waste is to prevent it in the first place. Purchasing durable, long-lasting products is a means of waste prevention. With a tankless water heater, you can rest assured that you will be getting an extremely durable unit. On average a tank water heater has a lifespan of 8-10 years, but a tankless water heater can last significantly longer.
Reusing a product may actually be more beneficial than recycling because it doesn’t require any reprocessing before it can be used again. Every part of a tankless water heater is replaceable, so you won’t have to worry about replacing the entire unit if there’s a malfunction. Just repair the damaged part and your unit is as good as new. With a tank water heater, you’re more than likely going to have to replace the whole thing.
Recycling turns materials that would otherwise turn into waste, into valuable resources. The main components of a tankless water heater are recyclable, so there will be a significant decrease in waste materials from a tankless unit.
Use Less Energy
1. U.S. Energy Use
Currently, the United States is the world’s largest energy consumer in the world, and for that reason is also the largest source of global warming pollution. The U.S. emits more carbon dioxide than China, India, and Japan, combined. 25% of the carbon dioxide pollution produced by the U.S. comes from fossil-fuel burning. By switching to more energy-efficient appliances and equipment, we can reduce the demand for electricity and cut carbon dioxide pollution from power plants. When it comes to water heating you won’t find a better-performing or more efficient unit than a tankless water heater.
By eliminating stand-by heat loss alone, we can reduce energy consumption significantly.
Did you know if every tank heater was replaced with a high-efficiency tankless water heater, North American society alone could annually save:
- 290 million gallons of fuel oil
- 164 million gallons of propane
- 6 billion hours of kilowatt electricity
Tankless Heaters Are Green Because They Reduce Global Warming
1. Global Warming
With the ever-growing concern over the threat of Global warming, the time to take action is now. While it’s hard to predict the full-scale impact of Global warming it is feared that if measures aren’t taken to reduce it within 10 years, catastrophic impacts may be inevitable. By taking a few simple steps in reducing greenhouse gas, we can all make a difference and reduce the effects of Global warming.
2. CO2 Emission
By reducing the amount of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere we can reduce the effects of Global warming significantly. A tankless water heater is 83%-93% efficient so it can reduce about 700-1,000 lbs. of CO2 per year compared to a tank water heater. This reduction greatly reduces the emission of CO2 into the atmosphere and greatly reduces the effects of Global warming. Therefore, tankless heaters are green.