Managing the water temperature in your Charlotte, North Carolina, home is important for comfort and safety. Whether your current water heater isn’t making the grade or you’re considering options for a new installation, a tankless water heater may be what you need.
How Does a Tankless Water Heater Work?
To appreciate the benefits of a tankless water heater, it is a good idea to understand the basics of a traditional water heater. A traditional gas or electric storage tank water heater stores hot water at the top with cold water flowing into the bottom of the tank. As you turn on the faucet, you release hot water from the top. The tank must constantly heat water to make this possible.
A tankless water heater as the name suggests does not use a tank and delivers hot water on demand. The water flows through a heating element directly to the sink, shower, or appliance, so it heats water only when you need it.
Tankless Water Heater Storage Benefits
Tankless water heaters are a lot smaller than storage tank units. Whether gas or electric, they are just around the size of a briefcase, but a bit deeper. Therefore, if you have limited space, you can mount a tankless heater on the wall. A traditional storage water heater would need more room like a closet or basement space. You will also need to consider venting access for gas-fired tankless units.
Save Money on Water Heating
If your energy bills are high, a tankless system uses the heating element only when you need hot water. As a result, it will use less energy throughout the day when compared with a storage tank water heater. Tankless heaters are durable and require less maintenance since they don’t work constantly. Tankless systems, therefore, can last longer than traditional water heaters.
Ready to go tankless? Schedule your tankless water heater installation today by contacting Horne Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. at 704-321-4173.
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