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A tankless water heater is more energy efficient than most of the conventional water heaters on the market. Read on to learn more specifics as to how tankless water heaters can work more efficiently for you, as well as learn how they can save you a considerable amount of money.
Unlike conventional tank water heaters that have to continually heat up the water stored in its tank, a tankless water heater heats up water as it goes through the unit and only when it is necessary to do so.
Have you ever had to wait for the water to heat up after someone else in the house has taken a hot shower?
This is because the water heater must work to heat up more water so it becomes available again – otherwise, the “hot” water will come out cold.
You may also encounter this if you take a shower too early after doing laundry and dishes the water will become more cool as the hot water runs out.
With a tankless water heater, these inconveniences are a thing of the past.
How does this work, you may ask?
Tankless water heaters make the water hot by means of a gas burner and heat exchanger, they are available in LP or natural gas.
As the water flows through the unit it is heated in the heat exchanger therefore, no tank is needed at all.
With these heaters, hot water is supplied to you at a constant temperature at all times.
The average tankless water heater will provide, on average, up to five gallons of heated water each minute.
Of course, there are different capacities available to you that provide more, but for most people, 5 gallons of hot water a minute is plenty enough.
Keep in mind also that you won’t be wasting any electricity or gas keeping a storage tank full of water hot, as the water is heated only as it is needed.
Most households use on average about 40 gallons of water a day.
When you do the math, that can add up to significant monthly savings.
Your choice of fuel, where to locate the unit and how you are going to vent the unit are all factors you should consider when talking to your plumber about switching to a tankless heater – this will also determine the price of the water heater.
Ask a plumbing expert or others for more advice and information to help steer you in the right direction.
What are you waiting for?
Start saving energy and money today by going tankless today!