Are you ready to replace your old water heater, or looking for a water heater for a brand new property? If so, we strongly recommend that you give some serious consideration to the use of a tankless water heater in Kansas City, MO. While most homeowners will automatically think of storage tank hot water heaters, the tankless water heater has gained a lot of traction in residential applications over the past few years. After reading a bit more about the benefits of using a tankless water heater, you’ll probably start to understand why.
To better understand how a tankless water heater can benefit you, you must first understand how it is that a tankless water heater differs from a tank model. Obviously, as the name implies, a tankless water heater does not use a hot water storage tank in its operation. Instead, water passes through the tankless water heater as hot water is called for, and that water is simply heated when it does so. This is why tankless water heaters are also commonly called “on-demand” water heaters.
Not only does this operation mean that you won’t have to worry about your hot water tank running dry, but also that you don’t ever have to worry about standby energy loss. This is the phenomena in which come heat from the water within a storage tank transfers through that tank and into the air surrounding it. Even the most well-insulated tanks are going to be subject to some level of standby energy loss, and that affects overall efficiency.
Plus, tankless water heaters are very compact. You can easily fit one in tight spaces such as closets, for instance. If you don’t have much space to spare in your residence, the tankless water heater may be an option worth considering.
If you’re thinking about going tankless, remember to schedule service with the water heater pros here at Lutz Plumbing, Inc.