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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Shrink Your Water Footprint #Sustainable #EcoFriendly

Time for a new water heater? Here are a few reasons to go tankless. 

“If it’s not broken, don’t fix it”: an old mantra that has kept many from taking risks that would make their lives fuller, more efficient, and more enjoyable. An old mantra that may also be causing you to hold fast to a dinosaur technology costing you in more ways than one. That technology? Hot water tanks. Didn’t know there was an option? You’re not alone.

“Some people have never heard of tankless water heaters, and they’re knocked over when they find out all the advantages it offers,” says Connie Steele, owner of Gulf Coast Tankless Water Heaters.

So what perks are there to kicking your oversized hot water tank to the curb and putting a tankless water heater in its place? Good question. Here are a few good answers.

Cash Savings

A tankless hot water heater costs a little more upfront than an old-fashioned tank behemoth. But get a GULFWAVE 2 water heater from Gulf Coast Tankless Water Heaters, and your new water heater will pay for itself within 30 months. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, your hot water tank is responsible for as much as 25 percent of the energy used in your home. That’s second only to heating and cooling your home. This excessive energy consumption is the result of your water tank constantly warming up the 30 or 40 gallons inside it. On the flip side of the coin, a tankless water heater only turns on when you turn the faucet for hot water and provides an endless supply of hot water.

On top of this, Gulf Coast Tankless Water Heaters’ GULFWAVE 2 are made to last a lifetime. Whereas other companies use plastics or other unreliable parts, Gulf Coast Tankless uses stainless steel for the exterior and all copper and brass on the inside for their GULFWAVE 2 water heater. In fact, the only parts you may have to replace in your GULFWAVE 2 are the two or three heating elements in your heater. And instead of needing a new water heater, you can replace the heating elements in just a few minutes, and they only cost one Andrew Jackson each (that’s $20 for those not in the know). Not sold on tankless yet? Keep reading!

Space Savings

Open the closet door to look at your hot water tank. Now picture what you could do with the huge amount of space it’s taking up. With a GULFWAVE 2, all your hot water is supplied through a 13”X16”X3” water heater mounted on your wall. That means more space to store anything other than an obsolete hot water tank.

Planet Savings

When your water heater only turns on when you need hot water, your energy consumption drops dramatically. Cut back on the amount of energy you have to use, and you’re doing Mother Earth a favor. However, the positive impact on the planet doesn’t end when your GULFWAVE 2 is put in your home.

“Every year, nearly 10 million people replace their hot water tanks,” Steele says. “It’s a terrible situation for the land fill, because they can’t get rid of them, and the tanks are full of contaminants. As more people learn this and the numerous benefits of a tankless water heater, hot water tanks will become a thing of the past.”

Ready to splash into the future of water heaters and help save the planet, your wallet, and your floor space? Contact Connie Steele at Gulf Coast Tankless Water Heaters at (877) 826-5577 or You can also learn more about the GulfWave2 at And take heart! Gulf Coast Tankless ships all over the world, so you can benefit from their high-quality water heaters no matter where you live.

Written exclusively for The Club by Daniel Brantley, who thinks a smaller water heater that saves him some serious cash is a no-brainer. Especially since there is hot water left after his wife and two daughters have taken showers. Find him online at, drop him a line at, or follow his hot water-loving life at

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