Reasons to Consider Tankless Water Heater Installation

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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.

Advantages of tankless water heaters

  • Never run out of hot water: With a storage water heater, the supply in the tank can become depleted and you must wait for more to heat up. But with a tankless system, you never have to worry about running out because the system heats up water only as you need it. If people in your home often have to go with lukewarm showers in the morning, a tankless system can solve your troubles.
  • Energy efficiency: Because a storage water heater must constantly maintain the heat in the tank to keep the water at the right temperature, they drain energy whether you need hot water or not. A RHEEM tankless system only uses energy when you need hot water, and uses a fraction of the power that a storage water heater uses. You can reduce your heating bills for hot water by 20–35% by going tankless.
  • Longevity: The stress of holding a tank of water and constantly applying heat to it causes storage systems to wear down faster. A tankless system spends more years paying back your investment in it, lasting often ten years longer than a storage water heater.
  • Space-saving: Without a large water tank, tankless systems use up less room, and some can be mounted on walls or even placed outdoors with an anti-freeze kit.

Make sure tankless is right for you

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.


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