The savings are 45-65 percent off any tank system, he said.
Some homes and businesses use a boiler system that heats both the house and the water. Lamica said that this type of system uses a tremendous amount of energy.
You dont need heat in the summer, but it still works because you need hot water, he said. Even if youre on vacation. With his Rinnai system, there is no standing pilot, so there are no energy costs when on vacation.
You dont heat it until you need it, he said.
We as a country have been using the same burner units for 50-60 years, he said. If we all start thinking about the affects of using so much fossil fuel and looking at alternatives, well all be better off.