For many decades, homes had only a single choice when it came to providing the vital hot water necessary for showering, cooking, and cleaning: a storage tank water heater. Although these systems remain good choices for many homes, there is now a different type of water heater that does not use a storage tank and offers some superb benefits. We encourage you to consider installation of a tankless water heater for your new or replacement water heater.
For more information about tankless water heaters, or to schedule installation and other services, call the professionals at Al’s Plumbing today. We are happy to answer any questions you have about these efficient and helpful devices.
How Does a Tankless Water Heater Work?
Standard storage water heaters apply a continual source of heat to a water tank to keep the water at the right temperature for whenever a hot water tap comes on. With a tankless system, the water is only heated when it is needed (which is why these systems are sometimes called “on–demand” water heaters). The water heater is attached to the fresh water plumbing and uses heating elements—either electric or gas—to heat the water in the pipes whenever a hot water tap or appliance that uses hot water requests it.
What are the Benefits of Choosing a Tankless Water Heater?
Here are some of the major advantages that a tankless system has over a storage tank water heater:
- Never run out of hot water: Since tankless water heaters heat up water only as it is required, there is no supply of water to deplete. That means you won’t run out of hot water with a tankless water heater in your home. This is especially beneficial for large families that can place a strain on hot water during the mornings.
- Energy savings: Tankless water heaters do not need to constantly heat up a water tank, so they use far less energy than standard system. You will soon pay back the costs of initial installation with the money that a tankless system will save you.
- Longer lifespan: The lack of a tank and a constant energy supply makes tankless system longer–lived than their competition. This gives you additional time to enjoy the energy savings.
We Offer Tankless Water Heater Installation
You must have professionals install a tankless water heater. Only skilled plumbers can make sure that you have a system that is the right size to provide your household with sufficient heated water without needless energy waste. Our plumbers will size the new system for you and connect it so there are no leaks or other problems.
We Offer Tankless Water Heater Repair
Tankless systems require fewer repairs than standard water heaters. But they may still encounter troubles that will require you call up the plumbers at Al’s, to handle the issues and get the system working again.