When you think of a water heater, there’s a good chance that you envision a system with a big storage tank in which hot water is stored. While tank water heaters remain quite popular, there is another option well worth the modern homeowner’s consideration. This is the tankless water heater, and it is an option that carries with it a number of great benefits. To learn more about tankless water heaters, and why you may want to use one in your home, just read on. Keep in mind, of course, that only a trained, professional plumber can handle the installation of your tankless water heater in Vancouver, BC. To schedule your tankless water heater services with professionals that you can trust, just call upon the professionals here at Mr. Swirl The Friendly Plumber.
What Is a Tankless Water Heater?
A tankless water heater, as you’ve likely guessed by now, is a water heater that does not store hot water in a tank for later use. Instead, a tankless water heater heats only the water that you need, and only as you need it. When hot water is called for, cold water enters the system. Once within, it is heated nearly instantaneously by the elements in the tankless water heater. When you shut off the hot water, the tankless water heater shuts off until its services are required once more.
Benefits of Using a Tankless Water Heater
Using a tankless water heater can benefit you in a few ways. First of all, you won’t have to worry about the standby energy loss that can plague tank water heaters, even the most efficient of them. Some heat from the water will inevitably transfer through the tank to the air surrounding it, and the water heater will have to make up for that wasted thermal energy. Tankless water heaters also have very long lifespans, and they are compact enough to fit in just about any space that you may choose. This is great for homeowners with very little storage room to spare. Contact us today to learn more.