No matter how well you take care of your water heater, there will come a time when you need to replace it. Before you go ahead and install a typical tank water heater, though, you should take a look at the other options available on the market. Let’s take a look at tankless water heaters, how they work, and some of the advantages they can offer you.
Tankless Water Heaters
A tankless water heater, as you may have guessed, does not use a storage tank during operation. Instead, it uses a heat exchanger similar to a boiler. When there is demand for hot water, the tankless water heater activates and starts running water through the heat exchanger. The water is heated as it flows through the heat exchanger on the way to its destination. When demand for hot water subsides, the tankless water heater turns off. This is in contrast to the tank water heater, which stays on pretty much all the time in order to maintain a standing supply of hot water.
Advantages of Using a Tankless Water Heater
Tank water heaters are the most popular water heater type primarily because they can generate a lot of output. The problem is that the method they use means wasting a lot of energy heating water when it’s not being used. A tankless water heater corrects this problem by only turning on when it is needed, and remaining dormant when it is not. There is a slight delay between when the faucet is turned on and when hot water arrives at the destination. However, that’s a small price to pay for saving money on annual energy costs.
Rooter Man offers a full range of tankless water heater installation services throughout Albany, NY. If you need tankless water heater services of any kind, call us today for an appointment.