Could a Tankless Water Heater Be the Answer for Your Peachtree City Home?

Could a Tankless Water Heater Be the Answer for Your Peachtree City Home?

Could a Tankless Water Heater Be the Answer for Your Peachtree City Home?If you are installing a new water heater in the near future, you should consider both conventional storage tank units but also tankless water heaters. In the right situation, tankless water heaters can perform more reliably, provide substantial savings and can be more versatile.

How Tankless Units Work

Instead of having a reservoir of hot water that is always kept heated, a tankless unit stores no hot water, which eliminates a major portion of heat loss. A tankless system will be put right on your existing water line near your primary points of use. Water is then heated as needed and delivered as normal through your tap.

The Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

Here are just some of the potential ways you could benefit from this relatively new type of water heater:

  • No bulky tank: If you have a small home, space becomes extremely valuable. You’ll barely ever notice a tankless water heater.
  • Near-infinite hot water supply: Because water doesn’t have to be preheated, hot water can be delivered as long as there is fuel available.
  • Long lifespan: Your typical storage tank water heater doesn’t last for more than a decade, but most tankless systems can last 20 years.
  • Safest option: While storage tank water heaters are fairly safe, they do have a few inherent dangers. With no reservoir, flooding isn’t a worry, and many serious safety issues are avoided because there is no open-flame pilot.
  • More efficient: Tankless water heaters in general are more efficient both while operating and while on stand-by. Since hot water is closer to taps with a tankless unit, there is little heat lost during transportation, and less wasted water while you are waiting for hot water. They are more efficient on stand-by due to the aforementioned advantage of having no reservoir.

Despite all these benefits, there are some homes in which a storage tank water heater might be a better choice. The best way to find out if a tankless water heater is right for your Peachtree City home is to contact Powers Heating & Air for expert advice.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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