Serving San Diego County
The secret is out. Tankless water heaters are all the rage.
Precisely why they have been declared the epitome of home water heating technology seems to be in question.
So, what’s the deal?
It helps first to know how conventional water heater tanks work and how tankless models have improved the overall home heating system. Conventional water heaters continuously work to heat water. While you and your family are at work or school, it’s heating. While you’re on vacation, it’s still heating.
Conventional water heaters are great for having hot water ready on demand, but they also consume a great deal of energy ultimately reflecting on your monthly utility bill. Because they require a lot of space to store all that water (usually about 40 gallons), conventional water tanks are typically located in a decentralized household location such as a utility closet or basement. This increases the time it takes for hot water to arrive at a designated faucet. This lag time further wastes unused water. Conventional water heaters get the job done, but they do so in a highly inefficient manner.
Benefits of Tankless On-Demand Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters, also called on-demand or instant hot water heaters, are tiny compared to their conventional counterparts. These little guys are about the size of a travel suitcase therefore making their location more flexible and suitable to reducing the aforementioned lag time.
The heat exchanger in a tankless water heater functions to heat only on demand, thus greatly reducing unnecessary energy and water consumption. On-demand water heaters provide a continuous and endless supply of hot water regardless of how many household appliances are being simultaneously used.
Tankless water heaters can…
- Lower water usage by 20%
- Save up to 60% of water heating energy
- Reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 60%
- Improve home aesthetics and save space