A conventional “boiler” type water heater operates by filling a giant tank inside and heating the water within to a satisfactory temperature. This automatically raises concerns about the energy wasted as standing water loses its heat. But, none of these worries apply to the innovative tankless water heater that supplies hot water as it is needed where it is needed. See more from heaters for life.
If you are tired of your old water heating system or are looking for a special option that offers a variety of benefits, read on to learn more about Tankless Water Heaters.
How It Works
The primary selling point and charm of the tankless water heater is its capacity to provide hot water directly where it is needed. Only when the hot water tap is opened will the cool water be drawn through the tankless heater, warmed to the desired level and delivered to the shower or receptacle that needs hot water.
Like any other water heater, tankless heaters feature a thermostat that ensures the water you need will always be at the temperature you’d like. Tankless heaters can be heated with gas or electric energy and because there is no tank to heat, allow to cool and reheat, the hot water here is especially energy-efficient.
Benefits of the Tankless Water Heater
1. A Space Saver
You won’t need to dedicate a corner of your basement or outside area to house a life-size replica of a Star Wars droid that doubles as your conventional water heater. The tankless water heater is small and fits anywhere, you can even place it in the bathroom where it is delivering hot water. Because small electric tankless heaters give off no fumes, they can be set up just about anywhere.
2. Eliminate Standby Loss
Using a conventional water heart means that you spend hard-earned cash to heat up a good tank of water for your regular use. Then, while you are busy here and there that hot water cools and must be heated again, meaning more cash is shelled out. Then, as you allow the hot water to heat the indoor plumbing that provides your bathroom with hot water, the water loses more energy, and your warm showers become an expensive luxury. Not, with the tankless! Because only the water you need is heated and then delivered directly, the entire set up is very efficient and economic.
Tankless water heaters have a special capacity to outlast their counterparts by several years or more with good care. Of course, it is essential to read the manufacturer’s recommendations to gain the greatest life expectancy, but a tankless water heater from a reputable provider can easily last 20 years or more. Most of the other tank heaters will last around 10 to 15 years.
4. Water Saver
With a conventional water heater, it is important to allow the water to run for a moment or two to allow the hot water to arrive. This wastes liter of water with each shower and many millions of gallons annually when accumulated across the entire global population. But, the tankless water heater has a direct line to where it is being used, this means no wait between heater and shower and no water wasted.
Not only is the tankless option a more cost-effective solution because it saves on energy and water, but it will also cost less to install and can even be done with intermediate DIY capacity.