For Questions about Tankless Water Heaters Santa Rosa Team Has Answers
For questions about tankless water heaters Santa Rosa-based JW Hanson Heating and Air has the answers–and the products you need!
You might consider a tankless water heater if you’re looking for ways to save on monthly electric or gas bills.
Tankless water heaters can provide huge energy savings and endless hot water. They can also lead to far less water waste–which is a key consideration in drought-stricken areas like California.
Traditional hot water heaters–either gas or electric–provide gallons of hot water at one time. Depending on your family size and demand, 50 or 60-gallon tank may be sufficient. Or, you may need a larger tank with a 60-80 gallon capacity. The typical 80-gallon tank heater heats enough water to provide for showers, run a dishwasher, and do a load of laundry–all at the same time!
The downside of tank heaters, however, lies in standby energy loss, which can be significant with traditional hot water heaters. Plus, once you’ve used up the hot water supply, it can take 20-60 minutes before it’s fully charged again.
The Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters
The key advantage of tankless water heaters is that they produce hot water only when you need it. Water is heated on the spot only when you turn on the faucet. Water flows through pipes being instantly heated by a powerful gas burner or electric coils. This “hot water on demand” approach leads to reduced energy loss vs. traditional tank heaters that keep heating water whether it’s being used or not–even when you are away for hours or days.
The increased efficiency–clocked at around 50% better than a conventional hot water tank system–results in hundreds of dollars of savings annually.
For many users, there may be other benefits:
- Life expectancy of tankless water heaters is up to twice that of traditional tanks. That means savings on replacement costs.
- Tankless systems typically deliver hot water more quickly. Since you don’t have to run the hot water for a while before it’s warm enough to bathe in, you use less water–which means lower water bills and less wasted water!
- You don’t have to remember to turn the temperature setting down on your tank when you travel.
- Tankless heaters don’t leak when they approach replacement age.
Ask your Hanson Heating and Air technician about tankless water heaters and whether it’s the right fit for you.
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