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In the not-too-distant past, your only choice for heating water was a “normal” water heater. These appliances use electricity or gas to heat water through a series of coils and thermostats. It’s a process that can take hours.
Today, you can choose different water heater types and speed types. Today we will discuss what a tankless water heater is, and its benefits. As well as, information that we think you should know before choosing to get one.
What is a tankless water heater?
You may be wondering, what is a tankless water heater? It is a type of water heater with an average recovery rate of 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM). This means it can heat your hot water up to 125°F in about 3 minutes or less. It’s significantly faster than the average 30-40 GPM tankless or gas-fired models.
A fast recovery rate makes your life easier and more efficient. Especially when you’re trying to get ready for work in the morning. Or if you’ve got company coming over and need to take a hot shower quickly. It also means that your energy bill will go down. That’s because turning on the stove isn’t necessary when all you want is some warm water in the sink.
The difference between a ‘normal’ and a tankless one
Tankless water heaters can be up to 50 percent faster than regular ones. They’re also more energy efficient. So, you’ll save money in the long run by getting a fast heater.
So, what exactly is a tankless water heater? A tankless heater uses less energy than a regular one and heats water faster. They’re also more durable and designed to last longer than standard models.
Tankless water heaters are more expensive than normal ones because they’re engineered differently and contain specialized parts. That’s what makes them more energy efficient, durable, quiet, and long-lasting than their counterparts.
How does a tankless water heater work?
A tankless water heater doesn’t have a tank for storing heated water as your old-fashioned storage tank does. Instead, it heats the water as you need it.
The process begins by heating the incoming cold tap water in an insulated stainless steel tank. This makes the temperature rise above 55°C (130°F). Then it’s pressurized through a heat exchanger and sent out through your taps again—which are now at 70°C (158°F) or more!
Tankless water heater – is it for me?
Tankless water heaters are for people who want a quick solution to their hot water needs.
They’re also good for people who don’t want to wait for hot water to come through and want something that can handle the heavy-duty nature of their job.
If you’re looking for the fastest way possible, then this is definitely the right choice.
There are other types of hot water heaters on the market, but these are the most popular. If you’re looking for something that’s easier to install or doesn’t require as much maintenance, then a tankless hot water heater is probably going to be your best bet.
Is a tankless water heater good for a large family?
Tankless water heaters are great for large families. They’re more energy efficient than standard models, and they can provide hot water much faster. As such, they’ll help you get out of the shower sooner—and possibly even make it to work on time!
Tankless water heaters tend to last longer than normal units because they’re made with higher-quality materials. If you have large plumbing bills every month (i.e., if your family uses a lot of hot water), this is definitely something to consider when making your purchase decision—it could save you money in the long run (and keep everyone happy).
If you only have one bathroom or the count is a lot less than the number of people in your house then it makes sense to spend less time in the bathroom. You will be sharing the bathroom so you need a heater that works fast. The technology behind them allows them to heat the water much faster than normal models, which means less waiting around for hot showers or baths.
Today, you can choose the type of tankless water heater that meet your specific needs
The most common types of tankless water heaters are electric and natural gas models.
Electric models use an element—like your stove—to heat the water as it flows through pipes in the tank.
Natural gas models use burner technology to heat the water as it flows through pipes to the tank.
Make sure to ask for each benefit from your contractor so that you can choose which type is best for your home and situation.
Have the professionals install your tankless water heater
If you are considering having a professional install your water heater, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- You should never try to install it yourself. The professionals have experience installing these units and can do it much faster than you can on your own, which will save you time and money in the long run.
- Make sure that any contractor who quotes for installation has references from other customers who have used them before with great success. If they don’t have any references or reviews available online, then proceed with caution because this may indicate that they’re not legitimate contractors at all.
- Be wary if the price seems too good to be true—it probably is. Cheap prices could mean that the contractor doesn’t care about doing quality work or hiring qualified employees who know what they’re doing. Cheap units could cause accidents or break down faster so make sure to do your research as well.
- If anything goes wrong during installation, it will cost even more money for repairs down the road since less reputable companies won’t offer guarantees on their workmanship (or even show up at all!).
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We hope that this article has helped you understand the benefits of a tankless water heater and whether it is right for you. There are many options available today, so it’s important to consider what type of hot water needs your household has before making any decisions.