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Are you looking to make your Columbia, Maryland, home more energy-efficient? A tankless water heater might be the perfect solution. Compared to standard water heaters, going tankless can significantly reduce your energy bill. Let’s explore how a tankless water heater can make a difference in your home.

How It Works

A tankless water heater uses a gas burner or electric heating element to increase water temperature when you turn on the faucet. Standard water heaters preheat water in a tank, which results in standby heat loss. A tankless heater uses less energy because it doesn’t preheat water that is waiting to be used.

Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters offer an array of benefits. For starters, compared to standard water heaters, they use up to 34 percent less energy to heat water for an entire household. Plus, the heater isn’t in use when you’re not running water, which results in less wear-and-tear on its parts. For this reason, tankless heaters last about 20 years, while standard heaters typically last 10 to 15 years. A tankless water heater is better for the environment, saves money, and lasts longer than a standard water heater.

Drawbacks of a Tankless Water Heater

Unfortunately, there are some downsides to tankless water heaters. They are more expensive to purchase than standard heaters, which can offset the long-term savings. Since tankless heaters don’t preheat water, they restrict the flow rate to ensure your water can reach the desired temperature. Larger households sometimes struggle to keep water hot when multiple appliances run simultaneously.

Multiple Tankless Water Heaters

It can sometimes be beneficial to install two or more tankless water heaters in a single household. For example, if one heater is dedicated to the laundry, there’s a smaller chance of running out of hot water when taking a shower or doing dishes. Both units will last longer because each will be used less often.

A tankless water heater may be a good choice for your household. To learn more about selecting the best water heater for your home, contact Griffith Energy Services or call us at 888-474-3391.

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At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services
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