Tankless water heaters have grown in population in American Homes for the past decade. The ‘on-demand’ water heating system of tankless heaters provides a lot of convenience and energy efficiency making it a demand for households with a busy routine.
Tankless water heaters do not consume much space when installing. An average tankless heater measures around 10 inches high to 6 inches width.
Tanked heaters, on the other hand, is not advisable for small homes and apartments since you would need to install the tank in a place that is concealed and hidden.
Flowing Hot Water
On-demand water heater systems can provide an endless stream of hot water. This is especially convenient for homes with large families.
This is useful for a busy morning routine where members of the household are racing to shower and prepare for a productive day ahead.
Traditional heaters last from 10 to 15 years, but tankless water heaters can live up to 20 years depending on how well you take care of it.
This is because tankless water heaters are less susceptible to leaks and deterioration in contrast to a tanked heater that is prone to rust and decay.
Tankless water heaters can save a great deal of energy because it does not need to heat water constantly. It only works when you need hot water, that being said it is not wasting energy on idle times. You can save up to 60% in water heating costs.
Types of Tankless Water Heaters
Non-condensing – Also known as the first generation tankless heater. This is preferred by homeowners in Europe and Japan for its well-proven reliability
Condensing– This type of tankless water heater efficiently reuses the heat from your exhaust to add additional heating power. These are specifically useful in increasing energy efficiency.
Condensing Hybrid- This type of water heater includes a small tank that can hold up 2 gallons of water. The tank is used to keep a reserve of hot water and eliminates lower efficiency.
Deciding which type of water heater is best for you can depend on a variety of factors such as your budget, your daily routine, and the frequency of need for the heated water.