Do you want to have endless hot water while also conserving energy? Then a tankless water heater could be right for you. But, what’s the difference between a tank and a tankless water heater?
A traditional tank water heater functions continuously to keep hot water ready for whenever you need some. It uses natural gas burners or electric coils to warm 20 to 80 gallons of water in a tank.
Tankless water heaters create water only when you are ready to use it. Instead of constantly working to keep water ready, it has a flow-sensing mechanism that knows when you are ready to release hot water. When you aren’t using the water, the mechanism turns off.
The upfront cost of a tankless water heater is double the price of a traditional hot water system. However, a tankless hot water heater can work for almost three times longer than a traditional tank system. A tankless water heater can last up to 20 years or more, proving to be a long term investment.
Homeowners can conserve energy costs with a tankless water heater and can enjoy an endless supply of hot water. If you are interested in getting a quote on a new water heater- tank or tankless, call us at (804) 608-8007. You can also chat with us in the bottom right hand corner of this website!