Although the tankless water heater makes up only a small percentage of all water heaters sold, it is a growing market. This type of water heater makes hot water only when it is needed. Rather than storing water, tankless water heaters heat the water as it’s needed. When the faucet is turned on, the water is warmed immediately as it moves through pipes heated by either a robust gas burner or electric coils. This method is more energy-efficient than the old storage tank model, but provides a more limited flow of hot water, about 3.5 gallons-per-minute (GPM).
Why You Should Install a Tankless Water Heater
There are many benefits to installing a tankless water heater in your Phoenix area home, including:
- Cost savings. According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, a continuous flow water heater uses much less energy than a tank water heater, providing a $25 to $107 in yearly savings.
- Energy savings. By delivering hot water close to where it’s required, energy efficiency is increased by 50% over a conventional water tank system. You will save energy because your system is only heating water as you need it.
- Longer lifespan. While the initial investment is greater, tankless water heaters can last as much as twice as long as conventional water heaters.
- Space saving. This water heating option take up less space than a conventional water heater.
Should You Go Gas or Electric?
Those thinking of going tankless should consider both the fuel type (gas or electric) and the gallons-per-minute required. Tankless water heaters are produced in two general kinds: point-of-use and whole house. The process is the same; it’s really just a matter of gallons-per-minute. A point-of-use heater will enough provide water for one area, for example: your shower. A whole house heater can accommodate a few bathrooms plus a kitchen. Take stock of your lifestyle and living condition. One individual will not overburden a tankless water heater, but a family who bathes at the same time every morning will require a lot more hot water.
Choose AC by J for Tankless Water Heater Services
Regardless of the size and scope of your plumbing needs, the experts at AC by J can make your Arizona home a place of comfort complete with a fully operating tankless water heater. No matter the time of day, customers throughout the Arizona area have come to depend on us for all their plumbing, air conditioning, and heating needs. As a local, full-service plumbing and HVAC company, we are ready to help solve any home comfort problem you have.
Are you ready to schedule tankless water heater installation or repair in the Phoenix, Arizona area, including Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Sun City, and Paradise Valley? Contact our expert plumbers today!