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If it’s time to replace your home’s water heater, it might be worth considering a tankless water heater. Along with saving energy by reducing standby losses, tankless units provide instantaneous hot water, so there’s no more waiting for the shower to warm before stepping in.
Heating water for use in your home is generally a big home expense, typically the second largest energy expense in the dwelling. About 20 percent of your utility bill is used by your water heater. With a few simple tips and some long-range planning, you can save big on water heating in your home.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average American household spends at least $2000 on utility bills each year. Many Colorado homeowners spend even more. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to lower home energy consumption and thus your monthly utility bills?
Solar and geothermal systems are extremely efficient sources of energy for your home. If you’re a Denver resident who has been considering one of these systems, you may not be aware that they’re still eligible for federal energy-efficiency tax credits. Most of these tax credits expired in 2011, but those for solar and geothermal remain […]
Tankless water heaters deliver hot water on demand and without the energy waste associated with traditional storage-tank water heaters. In a tankless heater, a gas-fueled or electric element heats water as the water passes through — but not until you turn on a faucet or hot-water appliance, eliminating the need to store hot water.
Solar water heaters offer an energy-efficient way to enjoy hot water. They are effective in many climates, including ours in Colorado and Wyoming, and the energy source is free. That means once you’re done installing a solar water heater, you can heat your water at a much lower cost.