All About Tankless Water Heaters
This time of year, kids are getting ready to go back to school, and parents are preparing to return to a familiar routine. Parents may enjoy having more time to themselves with their kids in school every day, but that doesn’t mean they should be complacent. Just because they are not in school anymore doesn’t mean parents don’t still need to stay sharp by keeping up with learning. As school goes back in session, take a moment to learn more about tankless water heaters and their advantages. Here is a guide to help everyone get started.
What Are Tankless Water Heaters?
A tankless water heater is a type of water heater that heats water on demand, as opposed to heating and storing hot water in a tank like a traditional storage water heater. This means tankless water heaters can provide an endless hot water supply, even during peak usage times, because they aren’t limited by how much hot water is in a storage tank.
They are also more energy-efficient than traditional storage water heaters, as they only heat water when it is needed rather than having to periodically turn on to keep a big tank of water hot. Because of its lack of storage tanks, tankless water heaters are also smaller and more compact.
How Do They Work?
The secret to a tankless water heater is the powerful burner or heating element that heats incoming water immediately. Instead of taking about an hour or so to heat a full tank of water after the hot water has depleted, like a storage water heater, large burners or heating elements heat water as it passes through a heat exchanger within the tankless water heater.
As soon as the water starts to flow through the unit, signaled by a faucet or shower turning on, the tankless water heater quickly heats the water to the correct temperature. This quick and only as-needed process is why tankless water heaters are also called instantaneous or demand-type water heaters.
Reasons to Upgrade to a Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters offer many benefits like:
- Endless Hot Water: The main drawback of storage water heaters is that they can run out of hot water, sometimes too quickly. Tankless water heaters continue to heat water as long as it flows through it. This means no more cold showers for the last person in line for the bathroom!
- Lower Water Heating Bills: Tankless water heaters are more expensive than traditional water heaters. However, they are more efficient and save money on energy bills due to the wasted energy storage water heaters use to keep water in the tank warm while they sit idle.
- Longer Service Life: Tankless water heaters have longer life expectancies than storage water heaters.
- Smaller Size: Because they don’t require a large hot water tank, tankless water heaters are smaller and can be mounted on walls, taking up less of a home’s valuable storage space.
About Water Heaters Only, Inc.
Water Heaters Only, Inc. is a family-owned and operated company serving Phoenix and the surrounding areas for over 50 years. They offer same-day service, flat rate pricing, and no additional charges or overtime fees. Call them today for tankless water heater installation or replacement in Phoenix, AZ.