Tankless hot water heaters only heat water when it is needed. This heating method is different from a traditional gas water heater that constantly keeps warming water. Tankless water heaters are very efficient because there’s no energy wasted on heating unused water. With a tankless water heater, you can rest assured that you will never run out of hot water or waste money on water you aren’t using. Plus, the unit can be mounted directly to your wall, saving space that’s normally taken up by a conventional water heater.
Tankless Water Heater Efficiency
A gas tankless water heater is one of the most energy-efficient water heaters you can buy. It’s a great way to help you battle high energy costs because it only uses energy to heat water as it’s needed. Installing a gas tankless water heater can yield many benefits including:
- Energy efficiency
- Continuous hot water
- No tank to leak
- Saves space
- Self-diagnostic system
- Precise temperature control
- Higher life expectancy (average life of tankless: 20 years)
What Size Tankless Water Heater Should You Get?
Conventional water heaters heat and hold hot water until it’s needed. Tankless water heaters, however, only heat water when it’s needed. So the size of a tankless water heater is based on the gallons of hot water they can provide per minute and not how many gallons of water they hold.
For more information about choosing the right water heater for your home, see the Constellation Home Hot Water Heater Buying Guide or request a free water heater installation estimate to have Constellation Home help you choose the right water heater for your home.