Tankless Water Heaters
How Tankless Water Heaters Work
Tankless water heaters, also known as demand-type or instantaneous water heaters, provide hot water only as it is needed. This type of water heater may end up being a cost-effective option for your home since they do not produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters. The tankless water heater functions when a hot water tap is turned on, the cold-water travels through a pipe into the unit. At this point, either a gas burner or an electric element will heat the water, resulting in a constant supply of hot water. Our team at Fisher Plumbing & Heating can help you learn more about this specific type of water heater, contact us today!
If you’re deciding if a tankless water heater is right for you, it is best to consider the advantages that they offer. A conventional water tank usually takes up a significant amount of space, but a tankless water heater is compact in size, saving you more room if you were to choose otherwise. The big plus to a tankless water heater is that you are wasting less water since these tanks provide hot water immediately when it’s used so you don’t have to continuously run the water waiting for it to warm up from a conventional water tank. Another big component to consider is the lifespan of a tankless water heater. These units typically last about 20 years, where tank water heaters only last about 10-15 years.