The idea of a tankless water heater may initially seem odd, but that’s because the image of a large storage tank as part of a water heater system is so ingrained in the popular imagination that it’s hard to shake free from it. But tankless water heaters are increasing in popularity in Canada, and for some excellent reasons. If you are currently in the market for a replacement water heater or a new water heater installation, it’s a wise idea to give serious consideration to a tankless model.
If you want to know more about tankless water heaters, or you already have one and wish to schedule service for it, call Mr. Swirl The Friendly Plumber. We offer new installation, replacement, repairs, and maintenance for tankless water heaters in Vancouver, BC. You can trust our skilled technicians and their years of experience.
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How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?
To grasp the workings of a tankless water heater, you first must let go of the idea that hot water needs to stay in a large storage tank where either gas jets or electrical heating elements keep it at a high temperature. A tankless system only applies energy to the water in the freshwater plumbing when there is a demand for it at a tap. As the water moves through the heat exchanger of the tankless system, it triggers the gas jets/electrical heating elements to come on and raise the temperature of the water directly in the plumbing. Once the demand vanishes and the water stops moving, the energy source turns off.
Reasons to Consider a Tankless Water Heater Installation
What does this all mean for your home? First, you will only use energy to heat the water when there’s a need for hot water, instead of expending energy to keep the water hot even when there is no demand for it. This makes a tankless water heater extremely energy efficient, and it will help you lower your utility bills. A tankless system can pay back its maintenance costs in only a few years.
Second, a tankless system can’t run out of hot water, because it’s always ready to heat up more immediately when there is a call for it. A large family won’t have to worry about the hot water running out in the morning—or any other time.
Finally, tankless water heaters can last for many years longer than a conventional storage tank system. That means that your home has more years to enjoy the energy efficiency of the system and its convenience.
Tankless Water Heater Repairs and Maintenance
In general, tankless water heaters have fewer repair issues than storage tank models. But repairs are sometimes necessary, and you should only call on skilled professionals to take care of these intricate systems. Arranging for regular maintenance is also key to seeing that your tankless water heater enjoys the long lifespan you expect from it.
Mr. Swirl The Friendly Plumber is Here for Your Tankless Water Heater Needs
No matter if you are considering having your first tankless water heater installed for your Vancouver home, or you need repairs for one that has already served you for a number of years, the professionals for the job are at Mr. Swirl The Friendly Plumber. Our experience and training will see that you are fully satisfied with the work we do for you.