Tankless Hot Water Heaters
- By: Bob Oates
- Posted: 02, Sep, 2012
Heating water accounts for up to 30 percent of the average home’s energy budget. Some makers of gas-fired tankless water heaters claim their products can cut your energy costs up to half over regular hot water heaters.
Gas tankless water heaters, which use high-powered burners to quickly heat water as it runs through a heat exchanger, were 22% more energy efficient on average than the gas-fired hot water storage-tank models. So, is it time to switch?
Information About Tankless Hot Water Heaters
When there is a demand for hot water (e.g. a hot water tap is opened for a sink, shower, tub or washing machine) the tankless water heater’s water flow turbine senses the flow and starts the heating process. The water flow turbine sends a signal to the control board which looks at multiple factors: incoming water temperature, desired water temperature as set on the temperature controller, and the calculated difference between the two temperatures.Water is heated to the desired temperature as it circulates through the copper heat exchanger providing continuous hot water. When the hot water tap is turned off, the tankless water heater shuts down and is placed in a standby mode pending the next call for hot water.
Tankless water heaters are more energy efficient & require less maintenance; and Tankless water heaters take up less space in the home & are less of an eyesore. At Bob Oates Plumbing Sewer & Rooter, is a trusted leader in the plumbing & installation of your new Tankless Hot Water Heater System. We stand behind our work and offer an above industry standard guarantee. Contact us today for a free quote! 206.789.4944
At At Bob Oates Plumbing Sewer & Rooter, is a trusted leader in the plumbing & installation of your new Tankless Hot Water Heater System. We stand behind our work and offer an above industry standard guarantee. Contact us today for a free quote! 206.789.4944