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How Does A Tankless Water Heater Work?

Posted on: February 18, 2016 | ,

Did you know that heating water accounts for 30% of the average homes’ energy budget? You do have options when it comes to picking a water heater and tankless water heaters are 20% more efficient when compared to tank heaters.

So, what’s the big difference between the two and why does it matter?

Tank water heaters are notorious for their inefficient hot water storage and energy usage. Tankless water heaters work as you need them, not continuously like tank water heaters. This means you will have more hot water all while paying less in energy bills per month.

Tank Heater

Tank water heaters work by heating a tank of water at a consistent temperature, even when you aren’t using it. This constant heating process does some damage on your energy bill, which is why the tankless option is so much more efficient. Do you ever have one of those days where you want to take a nice long, hot shower after a cold day? Well a tank water heater might have different plans. As soon as the water in the tank is used, you’re out of a hot shower until the tank fills back up and heats the water again.

Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters heat only as you need it. There is no water being heated over and over again waiting to be used.  Without getting too technical, when you turn on the hot water, a heat exchanger is used to bring the water up to temperature. The heat exchanger transfers heat from an electric coil or gas fired burner only when you need it, on demand hot water. You can learn more about the process here, and see the most efficient tankless heater and why our professionals recommend them.

When you’re ready to make the switch to the more efficient and better-working water heating option give Matt Harold, our Plumbing Field Specialist a call. “I would definitely recommend a tankless water heater. It’s an endless supply of hot water and much more efficient than people realize. They take up less room, save energy and have a much longer life span.” Schedule your appointment today! 317-291-4909

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