Bosch Tankless Water Heaters Are a Score for the Environment and the Bottom Line
by Paul Freer, President of PF Plumbing
While the media and others are urging Americans to “go green” and reduce our carbon footprint, we wonder what this means for the simple luxuries in life—luxuries like the long, hot showers many of us enjoy every day. Bosch has been working diligently to bring a quality line of tankless water heaters into the industry. The goal is to keep showers hot, dishwashers running and white laundry clean… all at the same time! The benefits of these products are many, starting with environmental conservation and ending with savings and tax benefits for the homeowner. Bosch has created a full line condensing and non-condensing tankless water heaters under the Bosch Therm brand, and many proudly boast the Energy Star seal. Always striving to exceed the expectations of the end consumer, the products in this highly efficient line offer up to 94% percent thermal efficiency. This measurement demonstrates the ratio between the useful energy output and the total energy consumed.
Many people look at the energy ratings, calculate the savings and then ask the important question, “How long will the hot water last without a holding tank to warm it?” The answer: Endless supply technology will keep your showers hot from start to finish. The GWH 715 ES model has the capacity to deliver 7 gallons of hot water per minute, enough to run two to three major applications at once. Larger models, the C 1210 ES for example, have greater capacity, up to 12.1 GPM for larger, busier households!
Each Bosch Therm model houses a solid copper heat exchanger that snakes through the top half of the unit. The pathway for the water is surrounded by energy-efficient burners that heat the water as it snakes through the heat exchange component, warming it instantly on your command. Some models even come with a remote thermostat so that you can dictate the temperature of your shower.
Bosch tankless water heaters have super powers not limited to 7 gallons per minute. They have the power of savings, too! First and foremost, Bosch tankless water heater products are high quality. Each heater in the Therm line comes with a standard 15 year residential heat exchanger warranty, though the unit life expectancy is more than 20 years! As the average life expectancy of a tank type water heater is about twelve six to 10 thirteen years, the savings on replacement costs alone are impressive.
The financial benefits of most Bosch Therm tankless water heaters, a government-approved and Energy Saver seal product line, include an available tax credit for up to 30 percent of the purchase and installation costs. Finally, an upgrade for your house that is a tax benefit instead of detriment!
By eliminating water heating while you are sleeping and in the middle of the day, when you are out and about, you will save money on your utilities expenses. The beauty of Bosch Therm products is the unique “on switch.” When you turn any faucet in the house on and call for hot water, the water moves through the “switch” at the entry point of the tankless water heater, which turns the water heater on. This is in contrast to water heater tanks, which always keep 40-80 gallons of water stored in the tank and keep heating the water every time the temperature drops a few degrees, wasting energy off and on all day and night. The energy efficiency of Bosch tankless water heaters could save up to 50 percent on your water heating bill, varying, of course, based on the energy needs of your home.*
If you’ve been looking for a better way to reduce your family’s energy costs without sacrificing their comfort, you should strongly consider a Bosch Therm Tankless Water Heater. It is a quality product that can service two to three demands simultaneously with an endless supply of hot water and provide substantial savings all year long on your utilities.
*Individual results vary. Fifty percent savings is a printed figure from:
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