What Is a Tankless Water Heater?
Tankless water heaters produce water on demand, which is why they are also known as demand-type or instantaneous water heaters. These systems do not have a tank in which to store heated water; instead, they only heat water when it is needed. Tankless water heater systems are small boxes that take up very little space and can be mounted on a wall.
How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?
Unlike traditional tank water heaters, you do not need to wait until the tank is full to have warm water. Tankless water heaters heat water without the use of a storage tank. When hot water is needed, cold water flows through a pipe to the tankless water heater where it is heated on the spot. Depending on whether or not the water heater is electric or gas, either an electric element or a gas burner is used to heat the water. This water is then sent directly to the area of the home it is needed, and once the tap is turned off, the tankless water heater stops heating water. This system allows you to enjoy a constant supply of hot water, as needed.
Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth It?
Many homeowners are choosing to switch to tankless water heaters to meet their family’s hot water needs. The team at Dipple Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Air is here to help you decide if this system is right for you.
Tankless water heaters are the perfect solution for families who are tired of their tank water heaters failing to provide enough warm water.
The benefits of tankless water heaters include:
- They last up to 10 years longer than tank water heaters
- They require very little maintenance
- They take up very little space
- They are energy efficient and environmentally friendly
- They provide unlimited hot water whenever you need it
- They can provide hot water to multiple appliances simultaneously
- They can result in lower utility bills
For some families, this system is not the best fit.
Some of the disadvantages of tankless water heaters include:
- These systems cost more than traditional tank water heaters
- They are more expensive to install than tank water heaters
- There is a limited flow rate, which makes it difficult to supply many appliances at once
Our plumbing service professionals can work with you to determine the best solution for your situation. If a tankless water heater is a good fit for you, we will offer you our professional advice, work closely with you to select the best system, provide a careful, expert installation, and guide you throughout the entire process.
When you hire the plumbing experts at Dipple Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Air, you can expect premium, white-glove service. Our team is committed to delivering 100% satisfaction, which is why we participate in weekly, ongoing training to stay up to date on all of the latest trends in plumbing.
Since 1979, our family-run business has been a leader in the industry because we genuinely care about ensuring your home is safe and comfortable. You can trust that we work with your best interests in mind, always striving to exceed your expectations.
Schedule tankless water heater service in Greenville today by calling (864) 319-3220. We look forward to serving you.