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Ask Us Anything: 3 Answers to Your Questions About Tankless Water Heaters

Wondering what the deal is with tankless water heaters? Here’s the scoop.

Tankless hot water heater

Tankless water heaters are game-changing technology when it comes to home water heating. But for homeowners who have always been used to water heater tanks, there are bound to be questions. But we know that when you learn more about this great new heating system, you’ll want nothing less for your home’s water heating needs.

Let’s take a look at 3 common questions about tankless water heaters:

1. What exactly is a tankless water heater?

Traditional water heaters heat and hold water in a large tank, so that when you turn on the hot water, the water leaves immediately for the faucet. With tankless water heaters, the water is heated only when you turn on the tap, so you’re not wasting money just keeping the waiting water hot. When the hot water is turned on somewhere in the house, cold water travels through a pipe into the water heating unit, where it gets heated before being sent to your tap. This delivers a constant supply of hot water, eliminating the need to wait for a storage tank to fill up with enough hot water.

2. How efficient are tankless water heaters?

Tankless water heaters do not have the same standby energy loss associated with storage tank water heaters, because they’re not having to constantly heat waiting water. Less energy used means cheaper utility bills. What’s more, tankless water heaters tend to last longer than traditional storage water heaters, so you don’t have to replace them as frequently.

3. Is it complicated to install a tankless water heater?

It’s definitely a good idea to hire an experienced heating company to install a tankless water heater. This ensures proper installation, which means your tankless water heater is set up for success and effective and safe heating of your home. A professional will also be able to determine if more than one tankless water heater is necessary at each hot water outlet. The initial cost of installing a tankless water heater may be more than a storage tank heater, but the initial cost will be offset by the energy efficiency and the extended life of the tankless water heater.

To find out more about tankless water heaters and how they can increase your home’s energy efficiency – all while saving you money – contact G&M Service for an appointment today.

by: Phil Smith

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