The Benefits Of Tankless Water Heaters
You may have heard of tankless water heaters. They are found more frequently in today’s new homes as builders are opting to install tankless systems. As homeowners consider water heater replacement, tankless is an option they often consider. However, what is the science behind tankless water heaters and what benefits do they provide?
How It Works
Tankless units are considered to be “on demand,” meaning they heat only when you turn on the faucet. These units typically operate on natural gas or propane, as opposed to electricity. When a hot water tap is opened, the heating elements turn on. Water is then heated as it flows through the heat exchanger. Because they do not keep water in a storage tank, tankless hot water heaters are able to supply a continuous amount of hot water.
Benefits Of Tankless Hot Water Heaters:
- Save energy (tankless units use 30-50% less energy than units with tanks).
- Eliminate the cost of keeping 40-50 gallons of water hot in a storage tank (this saves a typical family about $100 or more a year).
- An endless supply of hot water.
- More compact than a standard water heater, as tankless units mount on a wall.
As you can see, the benefits of tankless hot water heaters outweigh the initial costs. At National Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, your comfort is our priority. To find out more information about tankless water heaters or to find out a cost for installation, give us a call 432-580-3342 or fill out an online service request.