If you are on the market for a new water heater, you will soon discover that there is more than one option to choose from. Hot water heaters come in a plethora of make and models, as well as, brands, size, capacity, and fuel source. From gas and electric water heaters, to solar-powered, tank-style, tankless, and more.
With all of these options available to you, it is somewhat challenging coming to a decision that best meets the hot water needs of your home or office. The type of water heater you choose will by mostly influenced by the type of fuel source your property is fitted with, and the number of occupants within the property.
Most people tend to go with traditional, tank-style gas or electric water heaters, but tankless units are becoming more and more popular as a result of the strong Eco-conscience movement in our country. A tankless water heater could be a good choice for you if you are also interesting in making an eco-friendly contribution, but it really depends on your personal preference.
If you are wondering what all the hype is about over tankless water heaters, continue reading to learn some basics about their operation, benefits, prices, and more.
Tankless water heaters go by many other names, including instant-on, instantaneous, on-demand, inline, flash, continuous flow, and more. This type of hot water heater varies from standard tank-style designs in many ways, but their most describing attribute is that they only heat up water when it’s needed, making them Eco-friendly in many ways. You see, since tankless water heaters do not come with a tank, they do not store water.
How They Work
Instead, tankless units only heat the water when a faucet or appliance is turned on. When this happens, water travels through the flow sensors, which activate the heater to turn on. A negative feedback loop works to heat the water to the temperature requested. As water circulates around a copper heat exchanger, it heated by means of gas or electricity. Because there is no tank, the supply of water is essentially infinite. It should never run out, even if multiple people are using it.
Because extra energy is not wasted heating water all day long, monthly heating costs can decrease anywhere from 20 to 30 percent. And because tankless units use less energy to operate, the long-term energy savings are abundant. Not only does this degree of energy conservation save property owners money, it is better for the environment!
Where To Get Trusted Water Heater Advice
Call Weilhammer Plumbing Co. Inc. at 317-784-1870 for free estimates, advice, and information regarding hot water heaters, anytime. Not only are we state-licensed master plumbers who specialize in water heater repair and installation, we gladly provide recommendations and advice. Whether residential or commercial, we can provide all the water heater services you need. Call 317-784-1870 to get started.