Tankless Water Heater FAQ San Diego

Feb 12, 2014

Save Money With a Tankless Water Heater

Are those things people call tankless water heaters a mystery to you? If so, you are not alone. There are many people out there who probably don’t know a whole lot about these water heating systems and Arnett’s Plumbing is here today to change that.

When you are in the market for a new water heater, we want you to be fully educated on tankless systems so you can make the best choice for your home. Read on to learn the answers to commonly asked questions and determine if they are right for you.

Tankless Water Heater Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If a tankless water heater doesn’t store water, how does it work?

A: Fueled by electricity and gas, tankless systems heat water via a heat exchanger. Because there’s no storage tank in which the water would have to be heated and reheated, you always receive an endless stream of hot water. You can use as many fixtures in your home as you want at one time and never be without hot water!

Q: What are the biggest differences between tankless and conventional water heaters?

A: We’d have to say the most significant difference is the way in which water is heated. With traditional units, water is heated 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This wastes energy and money. It also leaves the possibility for cold water to enter the hot water stream. With tankless, this doesn’t happen, and you only pay for the hot water that’s used.

Q: So does this mean that tankless water heaters cost less than traditional ones?

A: Yes and no. The initial installation cost is typically more expensive than a traditional one, but the long-term costs make up for it. Because you are paying for the actual use of hot water, and not an estimated use, you save lots of money in the long run.

Q: Any other benefits of tankless water heaters?

A: These systems are highly efficient and leave much less of a carbon footprint than their tanked counterparts. They are also just about the size of a carry-on suitcase so it’s easier to store them and can be placed in more centralized household locations. Not to mention the money savings!

Think a tankless water heater is right for you? If so, call your local San Diego experts at Arnett’s Water Systems today!