Tankless water heaters (also called “on demand” units) use a heat source (electric or gas) to warm up the cold water on-demand whenever you need it. A Tankless hot water heater start working when you turn on the hot water tap.
Most tankless water heaters work by burning natural gas or propane, sending cold water through a heat exchanger, but there are some models can use electricity as well.
Traditional water heaters store and preheat 30-50 gallons of water in a tank. That preheated water is used whenever someone takes a shower, does the laundry or washes dishes. Then the tank refills to be reheated once again.
If the idea of constantly heating the water in a big tank located in your basement sounds inefficient and wasteful to you, then a tankless water heater may be the right option for your home. Call Aire One now for more information and a FREE assessment: 310 4328.
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Energy Savings / Operating Costs
Hot water accounts for 15-30% of your home’s energy use. For homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, demand (or tankless) water heaters can be 30%–40% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters, saving a typical family about $100 or more per year, depending on water usage.
According to Natural Resources Canada, “An ENERGY STAR certified tankless water heater uses 30% less energy, on average, than a hot water tank. It saves money and reduces your carbon footprint.”
While a typical tank water heater is supposed to last 10 to 13 years, tankless water heaters are estimated to last up to 20 years. Almost double a traditional water heater’s life.
They are small and can be installed in more places—even outside on a wall.
One of the big advantages of tankless water heaters is the potential space savings. They’re more compact than a standard water heater and mount on a wall.
Traditional water heaters occupy more space because of their size than on-demand water heaters.
If your home is space-restricted, you’ll have challenges finding enough area to locate storage tank water heaters. Also, they cannot be located outside your home like tankless water heaters. Call now or Contact us to get an expert opinion from Aire One.