Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are also known as demand-type water heaters, as they do not provide hot water until it is needed. This, in turn, can save you money as there is no water being stored that needed to be heated and possibly reheated. If you’ve been wondering about this type of water heater, give us a call at Country Air LLC.
How Tankless Water Heaters Work
As there is no water storage, tankless water heaters heat the water as it is moving through a pipe. This means that it will provide an endless supply of hot water, but the flow rate is limited by the water heater’s output. For most tankless water heaters, you can expect two to five gallons of heated water per minute.
The advantages of a tankless water heater include energy cost savings. If your family uses less than 42 gallons of water per day, this type of water heater can be up to 34% more energy efficient than a traditional water heater.
Also, tankless water heaters reduce standby heat losses that come with traditional water heaters that store water.
The disadvantages include higher upfront costs. A tankless water heater is typically more expensive than a traditional one, but this cost is recouped in the long run. In addition, depending on the flow rate, it may tax the tankless water heater if you attempt to run multiple appliances at the same time, for example the dishwasher and laundry washing machine. However, you can install more than one water heater to overcome this issue.
Learn More About Tankless Water Heaters at Country Air LLC
If you’d like to learn more about tankless water heaters in general and if one would be a good fit for you and your home, give us a call at Country Air LLC. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and to give you a free estimate, so don’t wait. Give us a call today.