If you are considering replacing your old water heater with a new tankless unit, read on for more information! We help customers improve their energy efficiency with properly installed tankless water heaters. Our services extend throughout Covina and surrounding areas in Southern California.
What is the Difference Between Tankless and Tank Water Heaters?
Hot water supply: Traditional water heaters keep heated water in a tank. When no hot water is being used, the water sits idle in the tank. This could be a potential drain on your home’s energy as your unit heats water that may not be used right away. When you do need it, the heater will have to kick in again to reheat that same supply of water.
Tankless water heaters are becoming the preferred choice among homeowners due to their energy efficiency. They operate through a completely different mechanism. While traditional units store water for future use, tankless water heaters provide hot water immediately, on demand. Since tankless water heaters do not store water, they do not need to use a steady source of energy for a pilot light. Through the tankless system, water is immediately heated when it is sent through the unit.
What’s more, with a tankless water heater you will never run out of hot water. Traditional water heaters need time to refill and reheat the tank with a fresh supply of water, which means you may have to wait for hot water as the tank fills up. However, a tankless water heater supplies your home with a constant stream of hot water.
Size: Traditional water heaters tend to be larger than their tankless counterparts because they need space to store the water. As a result, they are bulkier and require more space to install. A tankless water heater is much more compact and allows for flexible installation. You can mount your tankless unit on the wall, under a cabinet, or even in a crawlspace. Some units are as small as thirty-six inches in length on all four sides.
Who Will Benefit Most From a Tankless Water Heater?
A tankless unit is not right every household.
- live in a large household, with several baths and showers going on every day, and several loads of laundry every week, a tankless water heater is a practical investment.
- are looking for ways to save space in your home, or if you live in a small household, the flexibility of a tankless water heater is worth considering.