Tankless Water Heater Services
Never be out of hot water again with an energy efficient tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters have become very popular lately for various good reasons. Tankless water heaters also referred as demand-type or instantaneous water heaters, are more energy-efficient than traditional tank units because they provide hot water only when as it is needed, rather than heating and reheating water in a standard storage tank which can save you money. They also take up significantly less physical space, as they do not have a significant storage tank.
How a Tankless Water Heater Works
For most people, tankless water heaters are a bit of a mystery. After all, how can you have hot water as soon as you switch on the tap if there is no large supply of it waiting until it is needed? Well, the secret lies in the way tankless water heaters are put together.
Tankless hot water heaters heat the water by running it through a series of burners on the way to your tap. Either a gas burner or electric element heats the water. As a result, tankless water heaters produce a continuous supply of hot water. You don’t have to wait for a storage tank to fill up with more hot water after a long, hot bath. However, a single tankless unit delivers a limited flow of hot water per minute — between 2-5 gallons. To overcome this limitation, you can have more than one tankless unit in your home.
Tankless Water Heater Benefits:
Reduced Energy Costs – A tankless water heater allows your water to be heated as needed, no more astronomical water bills. You can save 30-60% of your annual water heating energy costs.
An Endless Supply of Hot Water – A tankless hot water heater allows everyone in your home to have a continuous supply of hot water. You can also run more appliances at the same time — you could take a shower while the dishwasher and laundry are operating.
Longer Lifespan – Most tankless water heater units can perform well for 10-15 year and can last up to 20 years. In contrast, a storage water heater can last between 8 to 12 years. Nearly twice the length of an average hot water heater.
Space Saver – Tankless units are much smaller, freeing up additional space in your home or garage. It can save space because they are wall-mounted and do not use a large water storage tank. Other units can be installed on the exterior of your home, so they take up no indoor square footage.
Cleaner Water – With an on-demand model or tankless heater, the water gets heated right in the piping, so it’s free from particle buildup. Cleaner and fresher water for you and your family.
Before buying a tankless or demand water heater, you must consider several things, including the size of the unit, energy efficiency and cost, fuel type and availability, including any retrofits and upgrades to gas lines and electrical capacity. At Einstein Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, a water heater specialist will help you determine which water heating system is best for your home and budget, taking into account your family’s size, water heating needs and energy usage expectations.