At this moment, your home is probably using a conventional water heating system to heat your water. Like central heating and air conditioning systems, a hot water tank is a whole-home system. While this is great for some homes, it does carry some disadvantages over a newer type of hot water heater: the tankless water heater.
A Tankless Job
Tankless water heaters are also known as point-of-use water heaters. This is because it operates by heating up water as it flows through a heat exchanger in real time. As its name suggests, this mechanism forgoes the need for water storage, meaning that this type of water heating system is much smaller than its counterpart.
Advantages of Point-of-Use Systems
Size-wise, tankless water heaters are generally smaller than a central heat and air systems. Its small size is actually one of its biggest advantages, as it allows homeowners to save precious space in their homes. But space is not the only thing that tankless water heaters save; because of its point-of-use operation, the system also eliminates standby losses within your pipework. When hot water flows through your home’s plumbing, some of the heat it carries gets lost in transit, or even while it’s still in the tank. Without this loss, you can save up to 15% of your energy costs every month.
Types of Tankless Water Heaters
When it comes to tankless water heaters, there are two main types, distinguished by their sizes. Smaller models are often installed right where they’re expected to be used, such as near showers or dishwashers. However, there are larger systems available that centralize the water heating control for all point-of-use heaters. This type is often used in homes with multiple points-of-use, such as an apartment complex.
We Can Help You Find a Tankless Water Heater for Your Home
At M&M Heating and Air Conditioning Service Co., we’re your leading provider of all heating and cooling equipment, along with installation, maintenance and repair services. Give us a call at (209) 952-6580 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a visit or request a free estimate today. We serve clients in Stockton, CA, as well as all surrounding areas.