These units work by directly heating the water without the use of an external storage tank.
No storage or a tank means that these heaters have a life span twice as long as traditional systems.
The risk of rust and corrosion is significantly lower.
When we turn on our hot water tap, cold water travels through a pipe into the tankless water heater.
Depending on the type of on-demand system you have (gas or electric), the source element will heat the water, delivering us a constant supply of hot water straight from the faucet.
Tankless water heaters provide endless hot water for as long as it is needed.
Tankless Water Heater Pros and Cons
As with any product on the market, tankless water heater setups have both their advantages and disadvantages.
Here are some common pros and cons of hot water on demand.
Advantages of a Tankless Water Heater
When it comes to the advantages of a tankless water heater, there is a lot to be excited about:
Environmentally Conscious: Tankless water heaters are a great idea for those concerned about long-term energy costs, water conservation, and the carbon footprint they create.
Small Space: They are more compact, making them great for small spaces.
Saving Money: Keep in mind that over the long haul, tankless water heaters will save you money from constantly paying to keep 40 or 50 gallons of water hot at all times.
Save Energy: These water heater setups virtually eliminate standby losses, which is energy that is wasted as your hot water cools in the storage tank.
Long Lifecycle: A tankless water heater’s expected lifecycle is 20 years, 5 to 10 years longer than a standard hot water tank.
A gas-powered tankless water heater can be a great replacement for your existing tank water heater.
Anelectric-powered tankless water heater is less expensive to purchase than gas tankless. Their smaller size and lack of venting needs allow them to be installed where gas tankless units cannot go.
What Is The Downside Of A Tankless Water Heater?
Because of their longevity and durability, tankless water heaters often cost more upfront than traditional tank units.
Depending on the size of your home, multiple hot water on demand units may need to be put in use depending on the flow rate of the unit.
Another thing to note for Calgary residents is additional cost might require to install a water softener along with the water heater. Hard-water minerals can cause the scale to build up inside the unit.
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