You may have heard of tankless water heaters. They are found more frequently in today’s new homes as builders are opting to install tankless systems. As homeowners consider water heater replacement, tankless is an option they often consider. However, what is the science behind tankless water heaters and what benefits do they provide?
How It Works
Tankless units are considered to be “on demand,” meaning they heat only when you turn on the faucet. These units typically operate on natural gas or propane, as opposed to electricity. When a hot water tap is opened, the heating elements turn on. Water is then heated as it flows through the heat exchanger. Because they do not keep water in a storage tank, tankless hot water heaters are able to supply a continuous amount of hot water.
Benefits Of Tankless Hot Water Heaters:
- Save energy (tankless units use 30-50% less energy than units with tanks).
- Eliminate the cost of keeping 40-50 gallons of water hot in a storage tank (this saves a typical family about $100 or more a year).
- An endless supply of hot water.
- More compact than a standard water heater, as tankless units mount on a wall.
Noritz tankless water heaters are designed and manufactured for high efficiency. Using advanced technology allows for 80-85% efficiency in our product. Noritz tankless water heaters provide an endless supply of hot water on demand; only heating the hot water that is needed. This performance cuts water heating costs up to 50%. Compact in design, a Noritz tankless water heater is about the size of a carry on suitcase for our residential units – the Noritz tankless water heater allows for installation virtually anywhere, indoors or outdoors.
If you would like more information on installing a Noritz tankless water heater, give us a call today! 432-687-1011