An on demand water heater is a great investment that comes with unparalleled benefits. If you are considering transitioning to this type of water heating system, here are some of the benefits that may guide you in your decision:
Unlimited Hot Water
The great thing about on demand water heaters is that you can say good bye to cold showers. The hot water is available as soon as you turn on the faucet. More importantly, you will never run out of hot water no matter what since the hot water does not come from a tank with a limited capacity.
In today’s world, it is important to be as efficient as you can. Why heat too much water and waste a lot of energy when you can heat only the amount of water that you will consume? In a tankless or on-demand water heater, cold water is heated as it goes through the heating coils. The heating stops immediately after you’ve turned off the faucet and no energy is wasted.
Depending on the amount of hot water that you are currently using, acquiring an on demand water heater can save you a lot of money down the road. And that happens because traditional hot water tanks need to be periodically heated to maintain the temperature.
Save Your Floor Space
Traditional hot water tanks are known for their big size that takes up valuable floor space. On demand water heaters have a compact size that allows you to reclaim your floor space and use it for something that you really need. On demand water heaters can even be installed on the wall and occupy no floor space at all.
On demand water heaters do not hold water and therefore their life is a lot longer than that of a conventional hot water tank. Its coils are only used when you actually use hot water and the risks of built-up minerals or corrosive leaks are reduced to the minimum. Regular maintenance will extend the life of on demand water heaters significantly, and will keep it running efficiently for as long as 20 years.
No Thermal Heat Loss
Conventional hot water tanks lose 20 to 40% of the energy consumed to heat the water through heat radiation. As the storage tank gets heated, part of the heat is radiated and thus lost. With on demand water heaters, there is no heat radiation since there is no hot water storage.
Overall, an on demand water heater is a more reliable, more efficient and more versatile water heating system. The informed and qualified advice of a heating expert from Laird & Son will allow you to make the best choice for your home. Contact us today to learn more about installing a tankless water heater in your home.