Most people are accustomed to the large cylindrical tank water heaters in our basements and garages. They’re a staple in the Concord, MA area, and there’s a lot to recommend them. But they’re not the only option when it comes to water heaters. A tankless system, which heats the water instantly as it passes through the pipes on the way to your faucets, offers a lot of benefits that you would do well to consider. Tankless water heaters cost more to install than tank models, but in exchange, you will enjoy some surprising advantages. We’ve listed three of the most prominent below.
1. Instant Heating
Tank water heaters sometimes need time to warm up the water, especially if they have been sitting for a while. But since tankless systems instantly warm the water “on demand,” the hot water appears instantly, without having to wait.
2. No Loss of Hot Water
There’s nothing more vexing than enjoying a long shower or working at cleaning a lot of dishes after a dinner party, only to run out of hot water unexpectedly. That’s because a tank system holds a finite amount of water, and when it runs out, it needs time to heat up the fresh water. A tankless system’s on-demand status means that you’ll enjoy as much hot water as you need no matter what the circumstances.
Tank systems keep the water in their tank heated at all times, which can lead to wasted energy when you don’t use all of the heated water. Tankless systems, on the other hand, use only the energy required at the time to heat your water and not one watt more. That can translate to savings on your monthly energy bill, helping to offset the extra cost of installation.
If a tankless water heater sounds like a good fit for your home, call Cooling Unlimited today!