Are Tankless Water Heaters Right for Your Home?
Tankless water heaters — also known as instant, continuous, or flash water heaters—are growing in popularity, and for good reason. A tankless water heating system is much more efficient than a tradition water heater, much less wasteful, and will work more quickly.
Still, many homeowners have their doubts, and it's only natural to have some questions about this drastically different water heating system. Before you decide whether or not a tankless water heater is right for your Douglasville area home, check out some of the benefits the professional plumbers at New Era Plumbing have put together:
Tankless Water Heaters Conserve Energy
Water heaters with tanks retain a full tank-load of water constantly. They’re perpetually heating that water to have it ready to supply to your home. And it takes a lot of energy to maintain the heat of all that water.
Tankless water heaters don’t have this issue.
Tankless water heaters heat water by activating a set of coils that heat up to extreme temperatures. The coils heat water as it passes over them, so tankless water heaters are able to use significantly less energy by only heating the amount of water you need at any given time.
Tankless Water Heaters are Much More Effective for Larger Homes
Traditional water heaters in Douglasville store all of your hot water in one part of the home. So if your water heaters is stored in the back room and you’re trying to shower in the master bedroom, you’re left to wait for the hot water to travel that distance. By the time it has traveled the distance, the water isn’t as hot as it was when it began on its way to you.
Not only is this a minor inconvenience and a test of your patience, but it's also extremely wasteful. Over time, you're wasting hundred of gallons of water just waiting for the faucet to heat up. If there’s only a short distance between the water heater and the tap, this might not be a problem, but tankless water heaters will provide instant hot water regardless.