Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters, also known as demand-type or instantaneous water heaters, provide hot water as needed, eliminating the need for a storage tank and the stanby losses associated with a traditional tank water heater. At Hot Water Solutions, we sell, install, and service both traditional tank and tankless water heaters.
How does a tankless water heater work?
Unlike a traditional tank water heater, which continuously heats water stored in a tank, tankless water heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. When the hot water tap is turned on, cold water moves through a pipe into the unit and a gas burner or electric element heats the water. As a result, tankless water heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water that doesn't run out.
Pros and Cons
Pros of tankless water heaters:
Provide an unlimited supply of hot water.
According to Energystar.gov , tankless water heaters can be 24%-34% more energy efficient than traditional tank water heaters.
About the size of a suitcase and hang on the wall, taking up less space than traditional tank water heaters.
Have a longer useful life than traditional tank water heaters.
Cons of tankless water heaters:
The initial cost is higher when compared to traditional tank water heaters.
There is a limit to how much water can be delivered at once. It is important to get a large enough unit to make sure that adequate hot water flow is available.
They can take longer to deliver hot water.