There’s been a lot hub-bub about tankless water heaters, and they’ve been gaining in popularity for some good reasons. However, it’s not clear to many homeowners how these devices provide hot water for an entire home when they don’t have a holding tank for the water. If you’ve been thinking about the installation of a tankless water heater in your Chelmsford home, it behooves you to understand how the system works. It is also in your best interest to hire a trained professional to install your tankless water heater as they are somewhat more complex than tank water heaters. The plumbing professionals at Basnett Plumbing & Heating can help you with your tankless water heater installation from beginning to end, so if you are contemplating the installation of a tankless system, call us today!
Water On-Demand: How It Works
The key to tankless water heaters providing hot water to your home on-demand lay with the heat exchanger at the core of the device. When you open a hot water tap in your home, the heat exchanger turns on and at the same time, the cold water valve opens and flows water directly to the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger transfers heat to the cold water and once the water heats to the pre-set temperature, which takes a matter of seconds, the heated water flows into the open hot water tap.
Why Choose a Tankless Water Heater?
There are a few benefits tankless hot waters heaters can offer homeowners, and one of the biggest is the elimination of standby heat loss. Tank water heaters can lose up to 25% of their heat daily simply because the hot water sits in a tank; when you install and use a tankless hot water heater, this standby heat loss disappears. Tankless water heaters are also very energy efficient. Energy.gov estimates that tankless water heaters are anywhere from 24%-34% more energy efficient than tank water heaters, which can be a big savings for your home. Lastly, you never have to worry about running out of hot water with a tankless water heater.
A tankless water heater in your Tewksbury home can be a great addition, but professional installation is the key.
Call the experts at Basnett Plumbing & Heating and schedule a consultation about tankless hot water heaters today!