Have you ever heard of a tankless water heater? Perhaps you saw an ad for one a few weeks ago, or one of your neighbors mentioned their system during a summer barbeque. It’s not really important how you found out about them, the good news is that you’ve been let in on an industry secret.
Tanks aren’t actually required when it comes to heating the water in your home. In fact, tanks can be energy inefficient when compared to tankless water heating systems.
We’re not joking around, this is serious. If you’ve ever been frustrated with the way your water heater has worked in your home, or if you’ve cursed at the pipes as you’ve run out of hot water in the middle of a shower, then this blog post is for you. A tankless water heating system might be the best next choice for a water heater installation in Strongsville, OH.
How a Tankless System Works
Tankless water heaters, or “on-demand” water heaters, run by superheating water as it enters your home through either electric resistance or a gas burner. This water is then immediately heated and sent to the appliance where it is being requested. Yep, that means the moment you turn the faucet on, your home generates hot water as it’s demanded, and it doesn’t worry about storing hot water for your general use.
This is great for a number of reasons listed below:
The Unique Advantages of Going Tankless
First of all, you might notice that a tankless water heater is actually going to use up less space than a storage tank system! You’re right, since the tankless unit doesn’t need to keep water hot in a tank. That removes a whole bulky piece of equipment that otherwise might take up valuable room in your home.
Also, tankless water heaters are extremely efficient. It turns out that keeping water hot in your home is an inefficient way of having access to hot water, since that heat will gradually dissipate into the atmosphere. Tankless systems only use hot water when it’s requested, so they actually use less energy or fuel in the process.
Tankless Technology Isn’t for Everyone
Are you saving up for that next vacation, and thus you’re shopping on a very specific water heater budget? Then we want to be honest with you and mention that a tankless water heating system might not be the best for your home.
First of all, tankless water heating systems cost more to invest in than conventional storage tank systems. This is because they’re just not as widely available and common. Just like any new and high-tech solution to a problem, until they become more mainstream, they’re going to be a more expensive option to invest in.
If this is going to break the bank for you, then we highly recommend investing in one of our storage tank systems instead. These water heaters, when sized correctly, can still provide a nominal output of hot water for you and your family.
Ready to invest in tankless technology? Then contact Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing. We’ve got your back!