Winter is approaching and the need for hot water is going to increase. Make sure your water heater is in good condition, and if not, repair or replace it immediately. If you live in the Aurora area, you can get in touch with our experts at Prestige to take care of all your plumbing needs.
Tankless water heaters
Tankless or instantaneous water heaters are gaining popularity in the US. As the name suggests, tankless water heaters do not have continuously heated tanks, unlike conventional water heaters. These are smaller devices that may be installed inside your house at more than one points-of-use. The water flows through a copper heat exchanger inside the unit and is heated by gas or electrical mechanism.
Benefits of tankless heaters
There are various benefits of using tankless water heaters.
- Long-term cost efficiency: Even though the initial costs (device, installation) are rather high compared with conventional water heaters, your energy costs are reduced up to 30 percent.
- Energy efficient: As tankless water heaters heat water only when required, they save energy.
- Space: Tankless water heaters do not require a lot of space and may be affixed to a wall at any convenient place inside the house.
- Low device damage risk: The chances of water damage from rupture or tank failure is also low, as water is not stored in the heater.