It’s a luxury of modern life that we take for granted too often–hot water pouring when we turn a tap. But, when the hot water runs out or we view our energy bill, we realize just how important (and expensive) hot water can be. Luckily, there is a way to get your home more reliable and affordable hot water: a tankless water heater.
What is a Tankless Water Heater?
Conventional hot water tanks maintain a supply of hot water in a holding tank at all times. Tankless hot water heaters are very efficient. When you turn on the water, it activates the heating coils around the pipes to instantly heat your water.
Tankless water heaters can be gas or electric powered. They can keep producing hot water for as long as you need, but they do tend to reduce the flow rate of your pipes by a small amount. Gas tankless water heaters have higher flow rates but can be less efficient than electric ones, as they have a pilot light burning constantly.
The Choice for Energy-Efficiency
It is estimated that a tankless water heater can be up to 14 to 34 percent more efficient over an old hot water tank, depending on how much hot water your home uses. This is because you’re not wasting energy with a boiler that keeps your water hot at all times.
This translates to up to 50 percent energy savings for your home if you install a tankless water heater. Or, you can install a tankless water heater onto lines that service high-demand appliances, like dishwashers, hot tubs, showers, or washing machines. This allows you to be strategic about boosting your energy-efficiency and ensures you don’t run out of hot water when you need it most.
Tankless Water Heaters Save You Space
A water boiler needs to hold enough hot water for your highest-demand hour. If you run the dishwasher, take a shower, and start the washing machine at the same time you could need a 200-litre tank. Which usually takes up a lot of room in your home.
On the other hand, tankless water heaters are installed on pipes, inside of walls or under flooring. Some tankless water heaters have backup tanks to help meet demand, but these are much smaller than conventional tanks.
Tankless Water Heaters are Durable
Tankless water heaters generally last 20 years, while hot water tanks last 10 to 15 and require regular maintenance. We offer tankless water heaters that are designed for longevity. For example, consider our NPE-180S which is a premium condensing tankless gas water heater. It has two stainless steel heat exchangers, providing an even longer life expectancy.
Overall, tankless water heaters are a savvy choice for homeowners who want more hot water more efficiently or want to lower their monthly energy bill. Contact Aire One today to learn more about tankless water heaters and to get expert guidance on which model is right for your home!