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Tankless water heaters, also known as instantaneous or demand water heaters, provide hot water only as it is needed. Traditional storage water heaters produce standby energy losses that cost you extra money. A tankless water heater, on the other hand, uses energy only when there is a demand for hot water.
To find out more about these systems and determine if they may be a good fit for your home, contact our tankless water heater experts in The Colony today!
Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters have been in use in Europe for a long time. They don’t waste energy on standby, unlike storage tank water heaters which have to constantly heat water all day and store it for later use. Tankless water heaters don’t transfer heat to the water until someone turns on the faucet.
As opposed to traditional water heaters, tankless water heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water, since you don’t need to wait for a storage tank to fill up. Typically, tankless water heaters produce hot water at a rate of 2 – 5 gallons (7.6 – 15.2 liters) per minute.
Tankless Water Heater Types & Applications
The actual heat exchanger in a tankless water heater can be electric or gas. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. In an electric tankless water heater, an electric coil heats the water. In a gas-fired tankless water heater, a gas burner heats the water. Typically, gas-fired tankless water heaters will produce higher flow rates than electric tankless water heaters.
Smaller tankless water heaters can be installed at point-of-use areas, such as bathroom sinks, showers, washing machines, etc. Alternatively, larger tankless water heaters can be installed as whole-house water heaters. These units are still quite small compared to the old storage tank water heaters, and they provide you with plenty of hot water.
Tankless water heaters can also be used to heat the following:
- Remote BBQs or outdoor sinks
- Poolhouses or pool showers
- Remote bathrooms or hot tubs
- Solar water heating systems
Professional Installation of Tankless Hot Water Heaters
When you opt for a tankless water heater, it’s imperative that you hire the right company to install it. Special steps and preparation are needed to properly install one, such as sizing your gas lines, installing proper venting, and placing the unit in the right location. All of our tankless water heater technicians in The Colony are specially trained and educated to ensure that your new tankless water heater goes in smoothly and the job is done right the first time.
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