For decades, the only option available for home water heaters was a storage system: a large metal tank heated constantly to have a supply of hot water ready for whenever a tap turned on. Although storage water heaters do their job well and continue to serve many homes with the amount of hot water their residents need, a second option now exists: tankless water heaters.
A tankless water heater consists of a heat exchanger along the incoming water supply. Heating elements, either electric or gas, transfer to the water as it moves through the heat exchanger, but the exchanger only activates when a tap in the house turns on to demand hot water. (For this reason, tankless water heaters are sometimes called “on-demand” water heaters.) This heating method gives tankless systems a few distinct advantages you should consider when you plan new water heater installation in Littleton, CO.
To learn more about tankless water heaters and if one will work for your home’s needs, contact our specialists at Bell Plumbing and Heating today.
Tankless water heaters have a few drawbacks: they cost more to install initially, and they may not suit homes that do not use a large amount of hot water. Get in contact with a water heater installer for an expert opinion so you will find the system that works most effectively and efficiently for you.
Bell Plumbing and Heating offers a wide selection of both storage and tankless systems for your Littleton, CO water heater installation. Contact us today.