Tankless Hot Water Heaters
When choosing a new hot water heater, home owners may find there are many advantages to a tankless hot water heater depending on their hot water needs. Give Boise Valley Plumbing a call and we will explain the pros and cons of tankless systems.
Tankless hot water heaters are more convenient as they take up less space. They are about the size of a small suitcase. They are mounted on the wall indoors or outdoors.
However, you do need to have a tankless water heater in more than one room in your house to ensure you have hot water when you need it.
There is an endless supply of hot water, even for multiple tasks.
Tankless hot water heaters are triggered when appliances send cold water through high-powered burners to quickly heat water as it runs through a heat exchanger,
Home owners improve their carbon footprint with a 30% increase in energy efficiency. Lower CO2 emissions contribute to cleaner air and a healthier environment. Home owners can end up saving up to 40% on their power bill. By operating only when hot water is needed, and with no storage tank to heat and reheat water, tankless technology helps save on energy and utility costs. The use of an electronic ignition means no standing pilot light that constantly uses energy.
Using a tankless system increasing the clarity of your hot water as the hot water hasn't been sitting in a hot water tank.
Tankless are smaller, heat continuously, so you never run out of hot water. With a warranty of 10 to 20 years, the stainless steel hot water heater will last twice as long as the tank water heaters. Also, owners can often replace parts of the hot water heater versus the whole unit.
However, they also cost 3-4 times more than traditional tank water heater, after installation. Tankless owners usually can only do one activity that requires a significant amount of hot water at a time. For example, the homeowner would have to choose between a hot shower and running the dishwasher.
Despite many advantages, home owners need to consider some of the cons associated with tankless hot water heaters. There can be a "cold sandwich" effect. After the hot water switches off when one application ends--such as the wash machine--and a new application begins, cold water will come out, until the new application triggers the heater element.
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