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How do Tankless Water Heater Work?

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Have you considered getting a “tankless” water heater for your home?

According to TanklessWaterHeaterGuide.com, tankless water heater can be perfect for homes that do not need a massive supply of water:

Tankless Water Heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. Therefore, they avoid the standby heat losses associated with storage water heaters. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. In an electric Tankless Water Heater an electric element heats the water. In a gas-fired Tankless Water Heater a gas burner heats the water. As a result, Tankless Water Heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water. You don’t need to wait for a storage tank to fill up with enough hot water. Typically, Tankless Water Heaters provide hot water at a rate of 2 – 5 gallons (7.6 – 15.2 liters) per minute. Typically, gas-fired Tankless Water Heaters will produce higher flow rates than electric Tankless Water Heaters. Some smaller Tankless Water Heaters, however, cannot supply enough hot water for simultaneous, multiple uses in large households. For example, taking a shower and running the dishwasher at the same time can stretch a Tankless Water Heater to its limit. To overcome this problem, you can install a “whole house” type Tankless Water Heater or install two or more Tankless Water Heaters, connected in parallel for simultaneous demands of hot water. You can also install separate Tankless Water Heaters for appliances—such as a clothes washer or dishwater—that use a lot of hot water in your home.

If you own a vacation home or a condo, tankless water heaters may save space while providing a better energy-efficiency.

For SF Bay Area residents, we highly recommend to give us a call at 1-888-LOW-BIDZ for a free quote on a tankless water installation.  Mention this blog post and we will give you $100 off!

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