A traditional water heater heats up a tank of water and keeps it at a preset temperature. This means that when you turn on a hot water tap, you are getting water that is already heated and will not immediately get hot. With a tankless water heater, there is no tank to heat up. Instead, the unit heats water on demand.
What Are The Different Types of Tankless Water Heaters?
There are a few different types of tankless water heaters. The most common types include an on-demand unit and a heat pump. An on-demand unit uses an igniter, similar to the one on your gas stove, to heat the water.
A heat pump uses a compressor to heat the water. The compressor pulls in the cold water and heats it, pushing it back out into your home.
What Are The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heaters?
There are many benefits to switching to a tankless water heater. The biggest benefit is that you will have a constant supply of hot water. You will never run out of hot water, even if you have a large family or use a lot of water for things like washing dishes or doing laundry.
Another benefit is that tankless water heaters are more energy efficient than traditional water heaters. Since there is no tank to heat up, the unit only heats the water when you need it. This means that you are not wasting energy to heat up water that is not being used. Tankless water heaters are up to two times more energy efficient than traditional water heaters.
How Long Do Tankless Water Heaters Last?
Tankless water heaters last about as long as a traditional water heater. The average life expectancy of a water heater is about 10 to 12 years. Tankless water heaters typically last about as long as a traditional water heater.
Should You Get a Tankless Water Heater?
There are a few things to consider when deciding if a tankless water heater is right for your home or business. The first thing to consider is the amount of hot water you use daily. If you have a large family or use a lot of hot water for things like showers, doing laundry, or washing dishes, a tankless water heater may be a good choice.
The other thing to consider is if you have enough space for a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters are typically installed on an exterior wall. If you are not able to install the unit on an exterior wall, you may need to hire a professional plumber to help you find an alternative space for the unit.
For more information about tankless water heaters or to schedule an installation, contact our plumbers in Ventura at (805) 243-0654.
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