Tankless Water Heaters
It may be true that tankless electric hot water heaters can save energy. However, it’s also possible your existing electrical service may not meet the high energy demand of these appliances and you’ll need to pay the cost of upgrading your home’s electrical facilities.
Before you buy a tankless electric hot water heater, click to contact us, or call 208-388-2323 in the Treasure Valley or 1-800-488-6151, for a free electrical assessment.
What You Should Know Before Going Tankless
What is a tankless water heater?
Tankless water heaters, also known as “point-of-use” water heaters or ”on-demand” units, turn on when you open a hot water faucet and turn off when you close the faucet. Therefore, the energy consumed is only for hot water used at that moment. Since there is no storage of hot water, heating and re-heating of stored hot water as in standard water heaters, you are not heating water when you are not using it.
What do I need to do if I want to install an electrical, tankless water heater?
It is important to call the Idaho Power Customer Service Center at 208-388-2323 in the Treasure Valley or 1-800-488-6151, for a free electrical assessment. A customer service representative will put you in touch with a facilities designer who will check the electrical equipment and facilities at your address. This review will tell you if it is going to be necessary for you to make an investment to upgrade the electrical equipment and facilities serving your home.