We know that water heaters aren’t things that people think about unless they absolutely have to. Like other home comfort appliances, they’re supposed to be working in the background, unnoticed. Typically only when it’s broken or it’s on the cusp of its final days, that’s when people think about their water heater. When most people think of water heaters, they think of the big unit in the basement probably in a poorly lit area. It’s time that you’re introduced to the tankless water heater.
WHAT IS A WATER HEATER?
The way a traditional water heater works is that water gets heated and stored in the tank until you need it. A tankless (or on-demand) water heater will only heat water as it’s needed.
Your water heater tank takes up quite a bit of space – we’re talking about a 40- or 60-gallon storage tank that’s 5 feet high and 2 feet! Maybe it’s in the way of some dreams you’ve had of creating the perfect games room or a guest bedroom. What’s great about the tankless water heater is that it takes up a small space on your wall and that’s it! You don’t need to create an entire room for it anymore, maybe just a little cupboard to cover it up.
HOT WATER, NOW!
Gone will be the days of needing to fight for hot water and creating shower schedules. Tankless water heaters heat water as it’s needed, just as long as there is energy to power it!
For a water tank filled with hot water, as it’s waiting to be used, the water inevitably will begin to lose its heat. Your tank will turn on and off to maintain the temperature. With a tankless water heater, the water is heated as it’s demanded, making it much more energy efficient. You’ll find yourself with more hot water and a lower electricity bill too!
Unlike a traditional water tank that often needs to be replaced entirely when it breaks down, tankless water heaters are easily repairable by replacing parts.