If the time has finally come to replace your old water heater, you may want to think about going with a tankless model. Tankless water heaters may not be right for everyone, but their popularity and the variety of benefits they offer can be good alternatives for many households.
Boulden Brothers offers tankless water heater installation, maintenance, and repair in New Castle County, Delaware, Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania or Cecil County, Maryland. Whether you are ready to make a purchase or would just like to learn more about these great products, don’t hesitate to give us a call today.
How a Tankless Water Heater Works
For many people, tankless water heaters are a bit of a mystery. After all, how can you have hot water as soon as you turn on the tap if there is no big supply of it waiting until it is needed? Well, the secret lies in the way tankless water heaters are put together.
Tankless water heaters heat the water by running it across a series of burners on the way to your tap. When you turn the hot water on somewhere in your home, it triggers the water heater to begin drawing water into this system, and before you know it, steaming hot water is pouring out of the faucet in front of you.
Tankless Water Heaters are Energy Efficient
Of course, traditional tank water heaters provide hot water when you turn on your tap as well. But there are quite a few benefits to choosing a tankless model over a tank one. For instance, tank water heaters use energy constantly to keep the water in their reserve tanks hot and ready for you to use. Tankless models, on the other hand, do not use any energy when you are not using the hot water. This can translate to a significant savings each month simply because you will not have to pay for hot water when you are not using it.
Tankless water heaters are also quite energy efficient in their own right. Tankless water heaters are a good choice if you do not have a lot of room in your house. They take up much less space than tank water heaters which is a big plus for homeowners with limited storage.
Tankless Water Heater Installation
Tankless water heaters do have their limits, of course. They come in different sizes, so you can find the one that matches your water needs. But even the largest models may not be enough to keep up with your household’s hot water needs, particularly if multiple people are trying to use hot water at once.
If that is the case in your home, you may want to consider having multiple smaller tankless water heaters installed. This solves the problem of multiple simultaneous users and makes it easier to ensure there is hot water anywhere in your home whenever you need it.
Tankless Water Heater Maintenance and Repair
In addition to installation services, Boulden Brothers also offers complete water heater maintenance and repair to customers in the Wilmington area. Even if we did not handle your initial tankless water heater installation, we would be glad to take over the routine maintenance of your system or to provide any repair services you may need.
Advantages of a Tankless “On-Demand” Water Heater
Energy Savings/Operating Costs – No standby heat loss which occurs in a traditional water heater because hot water is delivered on-demand.
Longevity – Tankless water heaters have a longer service life than traditional water heaters. On average, and with proper maintenance these units can typically last 20 years or more.
Replaceable Parts – The service life is extended, in part, because tankless water heaters are designed to be repaired. If a traditional water heater begins to leak, there’s a good chance that the entire unit will need to be replaced. However, on-demand units are designed so that nearly every part can be replaced.
Compact Design – Less space is needed for tankless water heaters. They mount on a wall and some units are even designed to be installed outside.
Endless Supply of Hot Water – The length of your shower is no longer determined by the size of your water heater’s storage tank. When sized correctly, a tankless water heater will be able to provide your household with an unlimited supply of hot water.
Fresh Water – Hot water is never sitting in a tank that may contain rust and mineral scale if it hasn’t been properly maintained. When hot water is needed, it is heated on-the-spot and delivered immediately.
Peace of Mind – Because a tankless water heater doesn’t have a storage tank, there’s no need to worry about the common age-related issue of leakage which traditional water heaters often experience as they come to the end of their service life. Not worrying about water floor damage can definitely help you sleep better at night!
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