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Thinking About a New Water Heater? Go Tankless!

tankless-water-heaterThe water heater is a heating system in your home that goes to work every day of the year. It doesn’t matter if its 10°F outside or 100°F or any range between—you need hot water for daily chores. Cooking, cleaning, showering. Your water heater consumes the most energy of any heating system in your house, and it does it year-round.

That’s why we recommend you give careful consideration to your next water heater installation in Woodbridge, NY. No water heater lasts forever, and if your current one is over 15 years old or has started to fail to deliver the amount of hot water you expect, it’s time to plan for a new one. And why not make a big change from a standard storage tank water heater to a tankless water heater?

How a Tankless Water Heater Can Benefit You

Tankless water heaters are also known as “on-demand” water heaters because they only use energy to heat water when there’s demand for it in the household plumbing. A tank water heater must continually warm up the water its stores as it loses heat to the outside air. It doesn’t matter if any hot water tap is on—the water heater will use energy regardless.

But a tankless system doesn’t store water. Rather, it heats up water as needed, sending heat through a heat exchanger to the water moving through the system. Here are the ways this is beneficial:

  • No running out of hot water: The tankless water heater heats up the water as needed, so there’s not running out of the hot water supply. A tankless system can be overwhelmed with demand if multiple taps are on at the same time, but proper sizing and additional water heater units can help if a household has these extra demands.
  • Energy-saving performance: This one is simple. Since a tankless water heater only runs when there’s a request for hot water, it won’t run anywhere as often as a tank water heater. The money this saves allows a tankless water heater to pay for itself in a few years.
  • Long service life: Any mechanical or energy system wears down the more it is used. The reduction in work stress for a tankless system means it will last many years longer than a tank system. That’s more years to enjoy saving energy and paying back on the original investment.
  • Small size: The water tank of a conventional water heater is a massive space hog in a basement or garage. A tankless system is much smaller, able to be mounted on a wall. In a home with limited space, a tankless water heater can be a big hero.

Professional Water Heater Installation

Please don’t make the choice to go with a tankless water heater without working with professionals. They aren’t the ideal choice for every household, and they cost more than storage tank water heaters. To find out if your home will gain all the benefits of going tankless, talk to our office. We have decades of experience working with water heaters, and we stay on top of the newest technological developments.

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