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What Type of Energy Efficient Water Heater is Right for My Home?

Below is some information from Energystar.gov about high efficiency water heaters and which one is right for your home.

Eric Kjelshus Energy Heating and Cooling is the Kansas City area leader in installing high efficiency water heaters and helping Kansas City residents and businesses save money on energy cost by installing Energy Star Rated Water Heaters including super high efficiency Solar Systems.

 

From Energystar.gov:

Water heaters are the second highest source of energy usage in the home. ENERGY STAR certified water heaters use 14 to 55 percent less energy than equipment that meets the minimum federal standard. 1

Save money by installing Energy Star rated water heatersENERGY STAR certified water heaters are an easy choice for energy savings, performance, and reliability. High efficiency water heaters use less energy than standard models, saving homeowners money on their utility bills. If you need to replace your current water heater, or are planning for an upgrade, consider a model that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. Select a fuel type or water heater technology below to learn more.

Water Heater Fuel Types and Technologies:

Electric Water Heaters

Choosing an ENERGY STAR certified high efficiency electric storage water heater, known as a heat pump water heater (HPWH), instead of a standard model can save $3,000 in electricity costs over the lifetime of the water heater for an average household.
Heat Pump/High Efficiency Storage Water Heater

Gas Water Heaters

A natural gas water heater that has earned the ENERGY STAR label can save between $40 and $140 in gas costs annually, and between $530 and $2,900 in gas costs over its lifetime.

Certified ENERGY STAR natural gas water heaters include gas storage water heaters and gas tankless water heaters. If you need to replace your current gas water heater, ask your installer for an ENERGY STAR certified model today. To learn more about the benefits of these measures and how they work, select one of the technologies below:
Natural Gas Water Heaters: High Efficiency Gas Storage
Natural Gas Water Heaters: Whole Home Tankless

Solar Water Heaters

Using sunshine to heat or preheat your water can cut your annual hot water costs in half. An ENERGY STAR certified solar water heating system can cut your annual hot water costs in half, and is generally designed for use with an electric or gas back-up water heater.
Solar Water Heaters

Which Energy Efficient Water Heater is Right for Your Home?

Natural Gas?

Consider High-Efficiency Gas Storage if you:

  • Currently have a gas storage water heater that needs to be replaced.
  • Don’t want to make a major change and are satisfied with the style of water heater you have now.
  • Are willing to pay a little more upfront to reduce water heating bills by about 7%.
  • Want routine installation and maintenance.

Consider Whole-Home Gas Tankless if you:

  • Want to replace your existing gas water heater before it fails.
  • Are building a new home or conducting a major remodeling project.
  • Often run out of hot water.
  • Have limited space and need a water heater that doesn’t take up much room.
  • Want a water heater with a longer lifetime
  • Are willing to pay more upfront to reduce water heating bills by about 30%.
  • Have a large enough natural gas line in your home (typically at least 3/4″) plus space to install the necessary venting.
  • Are willing to take on additional maintenance tasks or schedule a regular maintenance check every few years.

Consider Gas Condensing if you:

  • Want to replace your existing gas water heater before it fails, but don’t need to do it right now.
  • Are building a new home or conducting a major remodeling project.
  • Often run out of hot water.
  • Are willing to pay more upfront to reduce water heating bills by about 30%.
  • Have space to accommodate a condensate drain and special venting.

Electric?

Consider a Heat Pump if you:

  • Want to replace your existing electric water heater before it fails, but don’t need to do it right now.
  • Are building a new home or conducting a major remodeling project.
  • Are willing to pay more upfront to reduce water heating bills by about 50%.
  • Have space to accommodate a condensate drain.

Solar?

Consider Solar if you:

  • Have dependable access to sunshine on your roof or immediately outside your home.
  • Like the idea of using a renewable energy source to heat your water.
  • Are willing to take on additional maintenance tasks or schedule a regular maintenance check every year.
  • Are willing to install or use an existing auxiliary electric or gas storage water heater to provide back-up on cloudy or rainy days.

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What to Expect When You Call Eric Kjelshus Energy Heating and Cooling
Professional Can Do Attitude – Our unrelenting commitment to quality and never-ending dedication to excellence in customer care and outstanding service has made us the #1 residential service provider in the Kansas City Metro Area area.
N.A.T.E Certified and Factory Trained Technicians – We only hire the best and then we make sure they are trained to handle your heating and cooling needs. Our Techs are honest, professional and courteous.
Satisfaction Guarantee – We guarantee all repairs for 1 year and offer up to 10 year factory warranties on all installed equipment.
No Surprise Price Guarantee! – The price we quote you is the price you pay.
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