It’s frustrating when you find there’s no hot water when you jump into the shower. Tankless water heaters provide an endless supply of hot water on demand. They work by heating water that flows through a heat exchanger inside the unit. Heated water exits into pipes connected to fixtures. They are powered by either electricity or gas.
In contrast, regular tank water heaters collect water in an insulated tank, heat the water and disperse it when taps are opened. Stored water is reheated throughout the day to maintain a consistent temperature. There are several advantages to demand water heaters as well as a few drawbacks.
Instant Hot Water
Point-of-use models are installed next to places where hot water is required, such as sinks, showers or appliances. They produce between two and five gallons of water per minute. Whole-house models produce a higher yield. They are able to serve several points of use simultaneously.
Reduced Water Usage
With instant hot water, there is no need to run taps and wait for hot water. In Las Cruces, New Mexico, and other areas with limited water supply, saving hundreds of gallons of water a year is essential. You can save money on water costs and help the environment.
Reduced Energy Usage
According to the Department of Energy, on-demand water heaters can be up to 50 percent more energy efficient than storage models. The degree of energy efficiency depends on the amount of water used in your household, the type of unit and where it is installed.
Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters
Demand water heaters must be installed correctly for safety, energy efficiency and long-term benefits. Although they cost more, they can last more than 20 years. It is easy to install new parts if repairs are needed, which further extends the life of the unit.
The technicians at Sun City Plumbing & Heating are licensed and certified to work with all types of plumbing. We install, maintain and repair demand water heaters and storage water heaters. We provide flat-rate pricing and free estimates for all our plumbing work.
If you need to repair or replace your water heater, call the experts at Sun City Plumbing & Heating – (575) 824-7030.