Drain Doctor offers energy-saving and cost-efficient water solutions for your home or office so you will never have to worry about paying for huge utility bills every month. Moreover, you can add value to your home by availing the most technologically advanced eco-friendly products that can also produce big savings for you in the long run.
Tankless water heaters are also known as demand-type or instantaneous water heaters. The basic difference between tankless water heaters and previous generations of water heaters is the former’s ability to provide hot water only when it is needed. A tankless water heater can heat water directly, instead of storing it in a tank, thus saving you from additional costs incurred through standby energy losses.
When the hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels to the unit and is then instantly heated using an electric element or a gas burner. The flow rate might not be as spectacular as your storage tank unit, but the long-term savings that a tankless water heater can offer is certainly worth this small sacrifice. Gas-fired tankless water heaters typically have a better flow rate than electric ones, so you can opt for that if you want to stay as close to your previous flow rate as possible.
Another downside you will need to consider before replacing your old storage tank water heater is the fact that one tankless water heater may not be sufficient to service your entire household. Running the shower and the dishwasher simultaneously may have a significant impact on your tankless water heater’s performance.
To solve this problem, it is usually recommended to install two or more tankless water heaters for larger homes. This way, your tankless water heater will have no problems keeping up with multiple simultaneous demands for hot water around the home. Depending on the extent of your use, you might also want to install separate smaller tankless water heaters for water-reliant appliances such as the washing machine or the dishwasher.
Drain Doctor will help you choose the right model tankless water heater for your home, and then install it correctly for your immediate use.