What is a Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters are coming more efficient thanks for the innovation and the advanced technology. For people who use oil or gas water heaters, it’s time to switch into the tankless water heaters. We know that heating water accounts for more than 30% of your energy bill every month. With these tankless water heaters, you can save around $25 to $107 in annual savings (According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy). Even though it’s a big upfront investment, but it will pay itself as most of tankless water heaters have longer than the 20-year life.
You would be overwhelmed by tons of information and models at different designs and functions when you jump into the market. Different brand provides special product line. Some are specialized for providing environment friendly models, while others focus on innovate and efficiency. You should choose the right one to meet your needs.
Although electric tankless water heaters are also very popular, but you need to pay for extra money of the cost of electricity, their energy consumption is much higher.
No matter how many people in your family, there is no need to worry about the usage of hot water if you choose the tankless water heater, because tankless water heater doesn’t store water, they supply water hot water for instant use. A traditional water heater has 7.5 to 9.5 gallons of water per minute (GPM), it’s enough for running the dishwasher. But if you want to running other water appliances while taking a shower, you really need a tankless water heater that has the ability to handle at least two water appliances at the same time.
Both in design and in cost, the ”on demand” water heater is lots of energy savings. It provide hot water once you turns the hot water valve off. Some of the high performance units are capable to pump out 9 gallons per minute.
We strongly recommend gas types because they are able to produce a larger temperature rise per GPM than electric models.