gas water heater

musingsheader image

Are Tankless Water Heaters a Waste of Money?

The energy savings you’ll get from a tankless water heater are usually too low to justify the high purchase price

Posted on Apr 6 2012 by Martin Holladay

Although tankless water heaters are, on average, more efficient than traditional tank-style water heaters, they’re also more expensive — so expensive, in fact, that many potential customers wonder whether their high cost can ever be justified by likely energy savings.


Tags: , , , , , ,

Image Credits:

  1. John Eisenschenk

guest-blogsheader image

Get Rid of Your Gas Water Heater!

Electric resistance and heat-pump water heaters make more sense

Posted on Jun 20 2011 by Ted Clifton

I was asked to write this blog about naturally aspirated fossil-fuel water heaters in green retrofits as a response to a rather heated debate at the recent National Green Building Conference. The debate occurred in a class co-hosted by Peter Yost and Michael Chandler; in that debate, I stated unequivocally to “get gas water heaters the hell out of the house — they have no place in a green retrofit!”


Tags: , , , , , , ,

Register for a free account and join the conversation


Get a free account and join the conversation!
Become a GBA PRO!

Syndicate content