The Ins and Outs of Tankless Water Heaters

The Ins and Outs of Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are a great way to improve energy efficiency in your home. Traditional units heat and store hot water regardless of how much you use. This creates two problems: either you don’t have enough hot water, or you have too much and energy is wasted reheating the water. A tankless water heater solves both of those problems by providing hot water only when you need it.

Tankless units work differently from hot water tanks, by heating the water “on demand.” When you turn the faucet to dispense hot water, water is passed through the unit’s heating element or heat exchange and is distributed out of the faucet. As you increase the flow of the water, the heating element or heat exchanger works harder to maintain a constant temperature. This kind of system is more effective at providing hot water than the standard storage tank because it will never run out of hot water. Also, a tankless water heater will enable you to save money by reducing the amount of energy needed to provide hot water.

There are basically three kinds of tankless water heaters. They are: a gas-fired tankless water heater, an electric tankless water heater and whole-house units. These tankless systems are so well-designed that they can last up to 20 years.

There are many reasons why a tankless water heater is better than the standard hot water tanks that have been used for years. Some of those reasons are:

  • They can greatly reduce the amount of energy that is consumed by your home.
  • They can reduce the cost of your monthly utility bills significantly.
  • Unlike hot water tanks they can provide an unlimited supply of hot water.
  • They are very small and can even hang on a wall.

Tankless water heaters can improve the efficiency in which your home consumes energy. When selecting a model for your home, make sure you contact the professionals at Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical for further information. They are well-trained to assist you in all of your home comfort needs.

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