Here in Cedar Falls, IA most homes still rely on traditional tank water heaters, which are dependable and time-tested means of providing hot water for your home. But they’re not the only system out there and if you’re looking for a new water heater this holiday season, you might want to consider a tankless system. Instead of using a big tank to heat up the water, tankless heaters use superheated coils to warm the water instantly as it passes through the pipes on the way to your sink or bathtub. It costs more to install and tends to work best in smaller homes with fewer members (though multiple units can be installed in larger homes). But the benefits can be considerable, and you should consider them while asking if a tankless water heater is right for you.
With traditional water heaters, there’s usually a little wait as the hot water gets to your faucet. Tankless models eliminate that wait since they heat the water instantly.
Sooner or later, everyone experiences that uncomfortable moment when the hot water runs out on their shower or while washing the dishes. But because tankless water heaters don’t have a finite capacity like tank models do – heating the water “on demand” as it were – you never need to worry about running out of hot water.
By heating the water instantly, tankless models don’t force you to waste any water running the tap, and since they don’t need to heat as much water at once as tank models do, they expend less energy to do so. That adds up to increased savings from month to month, putting money back in your pocket.
If tankless water heaters sound like a good fit for you, call the experts at Dalton Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Inc. to talk about your options!