These days, saving energy, money and the environment are a concern for all of us. That’s why tankless – or on-demand water heaters are getting a lot of attention. So, is switching to tankless right for you? Let’s take a look.
How tankless water heaters work
These modern heaters are installed in replace of your existing tank type water heater. Instead of continually heating water in a storage tank like conventional water heaters, tankless heaters heat water only as needed.
The biggest potential issue with tankless heaters is that they can only generate a set amount of hot water dependant on the size of the unit. So, if you have a large water demand (such as numerous showers/taps operated at the same time) you may need more than one unit.
There are a variety of advantages to going tankless:
1. Long lasting. Due to the rugged construction and materials used, tankless water heater have long life expectancy.
2. Virtually unlimited water. While storage tank heaters are limited by the size of the tank, tankless water heaters can keep providing hot water as long as there’s fuel to heat it.
3. Energy savings. When water sits in a tank it can lose heat. With tankless, water is only heated as needed, so less energy is wasted.
4. For a homeowner in a tight space, a giant storage tank isn’t convenient. A tankless heater, on the other hand, is hung on the wall up and out of the way providing more usable space.
Is a tankless water heater right for you? A Reliance expert can answer your questions and figure out your specific needs.
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