Celebrate Earth Day By Going Tankless

Apr 22, 2021

Why Celebrate Earth Day

On April 22, 2021, we will celebrate Earth Day. Since 1970, Earth Day continues to be our annual reminder of how fragile our planet is and how important it is to care for it.  Today this celebration involves a wide range of events, coordinated globally by Earthday.org, involving one billion people in more than 193 countries. 

While participating in Earth Day projects is commendable (every little bit helps) there are choices that we can make in our day-to-day lives to lessen our impact on the environment. For people who are looking for ways to save on energy and help the environment, one of these choices may be to go tankless. Here’s why:

Our water heaters consume about 17 percent of a home’s energy use, consuming more energy than all other household appliances combined, according to the Department of Energy. So it’s important to have a water heater that is truly efficient!

What Make Tankless Water Heaters Green

Storage water heaters are extremely inefficient when it comes to their energy use. Tank water heaters operate by constantly heating the water stored in the tank to keep it at the temperature set on the thermostat. Since traditional water heaters must reheat water, it requires greater energy resources. This results in greater energy costs.

Tankless water heaters stop this extra energy consumption by getting rid of the tank.  Known as “on-demand” water heaters, they only heat water when the hot water tap is turned on. Because a tankless water heater does not store hot water, tankless water heaters use 24-34 percent less energy than a typical storage water heater and you do not pay to keep water heated all the time as you do for traditional tank heaters.

Save Energy (and Money) by Going Tankless

Going tankless not only helps save energy – it can save you money, as well. According to Energy Star, certified tankless water heaters can save a family of four $95 per year, or $1,800 over the lifetime of the water heater. (Most of the Noritz tankless water heaters we install are Energy Star-certified.)

Disposing of water heaters takes a toll on the environment as well. Again, tankless water heaters are the winners. They last significantly longer (five to ten years) than traditional water heaters.

Tankless water heaters provide both environmental and economic benefits at every step in the supply chain. From manufacturing to installation and use, to disposal, tankless water heaters consume fewer resources. There aren’t many home appliance products that help reduce the carbon footprint of a home while saving homeowners money every month! The choice is yours – save the environment, save money – switch to tankless!

Happy Earth Day!


Do you have more questions about tankless water heaters? We’ll be glad to give you answers and additional information. 

Arnett’s Water Systems is the #1 provider of Noritz Tankless Water Heaters in San Diego County. We provide customized water solutions for your home or place of business at a reasonable price. We also offer financing options for all models of our on-demand water heaters and water treatment systems. Contact our experts today to find the best water solutions for you.