Have you ever watched an episode of Sci-Fi TV where some kind of technology really piques your interest? Maybe it’s some kind of cooking utensil or futuristic appliance that you think would be really cool to have in your home? Well, we completely understand that mentality, and sometimes it’s the reaction we get when we tell homeowners about tankless water heaters.
People have seen tank water heaters for decades. These systems have been how we heat our water for over a century, and they’ll still be a viable option for decades to come. However, recent advancements in technology and innovation have led us to the discovery of the tankless water heater. Not only is this a futuristic way of heating your water, but our team offers installations of these kinds of Carboneplumbing.com/service-areas/livingston-nj-plumbing-hvac” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>water heaters in Livingston, NJ! They’re a little more expensive than their tank counterparts, but that cost is absolutely worth it!
How Tankless Water Heaters Work
Tankless water heaters work differently from tank systems, and we’ll explain how. Tank water heaters heat up water in the same way you would boil water in a pot. The heat is transferred directly into the tank of water and you can use that water whenever you activate one of your appliances, like a faucet or shower. Then, once you’re done, the water tank refills and the process starts all over again.
Now imagine instead of boiling your water in a pot, you were to have a spigot full of already boiling water ready to go! That’s pretty much how a tankless water heater works. It superheats the water as it enters from the main water line into your home. This grants you access to powerful hot water without having to wait for the tank to fill up.
Why Tankless Is More Efficient
Tankless water heaters are an improvement over tank systems for two specific reasons.
The first reason is that they’re more efficient. They don’t suffer from the “standby heat loss” that tank water heaters do. Tank systems can leak heat from the tank as the day goes on because that’s just the nature of having a hot appliance in your house. Tankless systems only heat the water when it enters, so they use considerably less energy.
Also, tankless systems have less contact with water which means that they require less maintenance and repairs throughout their lifetime.
Convenience Is Key!
Things are convenient just feel better than things that aren’t. Our whole lives are modeled around convenience. It’s why we take a car or bus to work instead of walking a few miles. The less energy or effort we have to spend doing something, the easier it is and the more time we reserve to pay attention to the important things in life.
A tankless water heater is just more convenient than a tank model. The fact that your tank will never run out of hot water and, on certain special occasions, you get powerful hot water for all of your needs feels really good. This peace of mind is almost worth the cost of investment alone!