If you’re building a new home or replacing systems in your current Frisco home, you might be interested in the new technologies that are now available to help improve efficiency and save energy. The tankless hot water heater is gaining in popularity because it heats water as it is needed and has no bulky storage tank.
Understanding Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless hot water heaters are often called demand-type water heaters because they only heat water when it is used. A tankless system is composed of a cold water intake pipe and a gas or electric element that heats the water. The heated water then flows through a hot water line to the faucet where it is needed. The system no longer requires the use of a hot water storage tank that uses energy to keep it heated for when it is needed. Only the water that is needed immediately is heated. The supply of hot water is constant because the tank is never empty. Tankless heater can use natural gas, electric or propane fuels.
Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters
With a tankless hot water heating system, you do not have to pay to continuously heat the water in the tank that is not needed for lengthy periods during the day. You can install multiple tankless heaters throughout the home to provide sufficient hot water for your entire household needs. Hot water doesn’t “run out” during times of heavy use or when houseguests are visiting. Tankless heating systems can help you to save money on your annual energy bills. Tankless water heaters do not require the floor space needed in garage or storage area, freeing up more space in the home.
How Water Heaters Are Installed
The installation of tankless water heaters depends on the type of fuel used, local building code requirements, safety issues and the climate in which the unit is being used. Tankless systems should always be installed by a trained pluming and heating contractor to ensure proper operation and safe use.
Is Tankless Right For You?
If you are interested in saving money on energy costs, a tankless system may be right for you. If you have a busy household that runs many appliances at the same time or have teenagers that use a great deal of hot water, you may need more than one tankless hot water heater to supply a sufficient amount of hot water. Talk to your local Frisco plumbing contractor about a tankless water heater for your home.