Tankless Water Heater
The tankless water heater is synonymous with the instantaneous water heaters where the flow of hot water is only provided when it is needed. In comparison with the storage water heater, the tankless water heater can save a lot of money since the standby energy losses are not produced.
But how does the tankless water heater work?
The tankless water heater heats up the water directly, where there is zero use of the storage tank. If you turn on the hot water tap, the cold water travels through the pipe into the unit. Then the electric elements or the gas burner heats up the water. With this, the tankless water heater supplies you hot water constantly. You will never have to wait for the storage tank to fill up with water. But it should be noted that there is a limit on the flow rate because of the tankless water heater’s output.
What is the difference between a tank water heater and tankless water heater?
The water heaters with the tank are considered to be the most famous ones. The storage water tank requires little maintenance and are pocket-friendly but the downside is that they take up more energy than required. If the stored hot water is not used, it cools down and it has to be reheated again.
The tankless water heater, on the other hand, does not require a tank and it uses less space. The coil system heats up the water and further saves on the energy bill. The hot water is provided at a rate of 2-5 gallons per minute.
Advantages of tankless water heater
- Best for homes which use 41 gallons of hot water daily
- 27% to 50% of energy can be saved
- Has less operating and energy cost
- Is more durable where life expectancy is more than 20 years
- The life can be extended by replacing the parts easily