Tankless water heaters have become more advanced to enable homeowners to automatically access warm water without the expense of high energy bills.
What is a Tankless Water Heater?
Traditional water heaters function by using gas or electricity to heat a large tank of water. The water inside the holding tank is kept warm throughout the day, and it is accessed whenever it is needed through a home’s warm water pipes. The problem, however, is that traditional water heaters waste a significant amount of energy warming water that is never used.
Tankless water heaters offer the same effect provided by traditional water heaters without needing a holding tank to store hot water that may never be utilized. With a tankless water heater, water flows through hot metal pipes and warms as it passes through the system. Since a tankless water heater can warm water as fast as it comes through the pipes, there is no need for a storage tank.
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Tankless Water Heater Benefits
Many homeowners are choosing to switch to tankless water heaters because of the convenience that they offer. Traditional water heaters can run out of hot water, and this can result in homeowners having to endure a cold shower until more water is warmed. A tankless water heater is less likely to cause a house fire because it does not have to use an open flame. Instead, a tankless water heater relies on safe heating coils that emit a minimal amount of radiant heat.
Homeowners Who Need a Tankless
A tankless water heater should be considered by homeowners with multiple properties because heating costs are zero when a tankless water heater is not used. Homeowners should also consider a tankless water heater when they have a high demand for warm water in their home due to appliances or the large size of their family. There will never be a water shortage with a tankless water heater since it will produce an unlimited stream of hot water.
Traditional water heaters waste a significant amount of energy because they have to warm a full tank of water that may never be used. The energy expended to heat the unused hot water is wasted in a traditional system. In some cases, water in the storage tank can end up being heated multiple times without ever being used. A tankless water heater, in contrast, never wastes hot water because it has no need for a storage tank.
Heating coils are also more efficient than an open flame, so the approach to energy transfer used by a tankless water heater results in lower energy bills. In general, a traditional water heater will be about 70 percent efficient while a tankless water heater will be around 96 percent efficient.
Advantages of Switching to a Tankless Water Heater
Energy savings are the main advantage of a tankless water heater to most homeowners since the energy conserved over a lifetime can lead to astronomical savings. Homeowners with a large family should make sure that they switch to a tankless water heater to enjoy the benefits of never having to worry about running out of water. The safer heating methodology of a tankless water heater should also be considered since this will reduce the chances of a house fire.
Our company specializes in helping homeowners switch their traditional water heaters over to a modern tankless system. We work closely with our clients to assess their specific needs and identify solutions that are as cost-efficient as possible. We can complete the entire process of removing your old water heater and replacing it with an updated tankless system. We can even dispose of your old water heater so that you will not have to worry about expensive disposal costs. Get in touch with us today to learn more.
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