You’ve been considering the purchase of a tankless water heater system for some time now but do they really work as well as some people say they do, or are they for limited applications? Here are things to consider .
- How the tankless system works
- Instead of storing hot water in a large tank and reheating it throughout the day, a tankless system produces hot water on demand and usually from a local point of use such as a kitchen sink or bathtub.
- The water is heated through a box-like fixture and only the water necessary at that moment that is needed is heated.
- The water is heated either by gas or electricity, which delivers a steady supply of hot water, meaning there is no more waiting for a tank full of water to become heated.
- Because there is no storage tank, the tankless water heater limits the output.
- A typical tankless system has a flow rate of approximately two to five gallons per minute and the gas systems provide higher levels of output than electric units.
- If you are likely to have multiple demands for hot water simultaneously in your home such as shower, laundry or dishwasher, it would be a good idea to install local tankless water heaters in at least one other location in the home to insure your family will have an uninterrupted supply of hot water.
- The value of a tankless system
For more information on the advantages of a tankless system, contact a qualified consultant through the office of Aladdin Heating & Cooling.
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