Without a reliable source of hot water for your home, the comfort and quality of life of those in the house will be drastically lowered. For homeowners that are wanting a reliable, efficient and high-capacity water heater system, tankless models can be a prime option.
A Tankless Water heater Will Need a Few Seconds to Provide Hot Water
Homeowners will often assume that a tankless water heater will be able to provide them with hot water immediately. However, it can take at least a few seconds for the system to warm water and start circulating it through the plumbing. This is due to the fact that these systems will heat water b having it pass through a series of tubes with heating elements in them. As a result, it can take a little time for the water to pass through these tubes and to travel to the faucet. Luckily, this is still a fairly rapid process, but it will take a few seconds longer than a traditional water heater for the warm water to start flowing.
Tankless Systems Are More Energy Efficient
The energy savings that a tankless water heater provides can be another benefit to choosing this type of system for your home. A homeowner may assume that these systems will need more energy due to the fact that they heat water on demand, but this is actually the more efficient option. Otherwise, the system will have to waste energy heating water that will not be needed as you may only need warm water a few times a day. Over the course of a month, these energy savings can add up to a noticeable amount on your home's energy bill, and this will be the case whether you choose a gas or electric model system.
There Are Capacity Limits That Will Need to Be Considered
Tankless water heater systems able to provide a more reliable water supply than a traditional style water heater due to the fact that there will not be a reservoir that can run out of warm water. However, there are still capacity limits that must be considered when you are choosing a hot water heater. Otherwise, you could find that your home still runs low on hot water if multiple people are using hot water at the same time. Fortunately, the fact that these systems will heat water on demand will allow you to opt for a system with a high enough capacity for your needs without using any more energy than necessary.