Since buying a hot water heater is not something most people do every day, the experts here at Cantrell’s Heat & Air are ready to assist you in determining which type of hot water heater is right for you. We can answer all your questions and help you understand the benefits of tankless on–demand hot water heaters as opposed to some of the more standard models.
What Are Tankless Hot Water Heaters?
One of the first things our customers usually want to know, of course, is what tankless hot water heaters actually are. In fact, they are just what their name implies. These systems employ a series of superheated coils to heat water instantly when you turn on your tap. Unlike the tank hot water heaters that you are probably familiar with, the tankless variety does not store any hot water just waiting for you to use it. It heats the water immediately the moment you need it.
Why Are Tankless Hot Water Heaters Better?
Since tankless hot water heaters are not expending energy keeping a tank of water hot and ready for use all of the time, they use much less energy than more conventional models with tanks. This translates into significant savings over the life of your hot water heater, and you will begin to notice the difference on your very next bill.
Because of their increased energy efficiency, tankless hot water heaters can also qualify you for certain tax credits when you make the switch. Talk to one of our technicians to find out if this incentive applies to you.
Hot Water On–Demand
Since you are not using hot water all day long, you do not really need it to be sitting there hot waiting for you. Tankless hot water heaters are able to heat the water that passes through them so quickly that you will not be waiting for the water heat up, and you do not have to waste the energy keeping all that water warm.
It is also worth considering the fact that, when you are using a tank hot water heater, you can run out of hot water after a certain period of time. With the tankless variety, your water heater will easily continue to provide hot water until you turn off the tap. You cannot run out because the water is being heated as you use it.