If you’re in the market for a new water heater, then you may want to look beyond conventional systems that use a storage tank. Typically, when your water is heated to your temperature requirement, it sits in a large metal tank to be used whenever you call for it. But this is not the most energy efficient manner to provide bountiful hot water for your entire home, and there are now several high-efficiency alternatives to standard tank water heaters on the residential market. From heat pump and hybrid water heaters to tankless systems, you don’t have to sacrifice the convenience of plentiful hot water in order to keep your energy bills low.
But how can a tankless water heater provide sufficient hot water for your entire home without using a storage tank, you may ask. The tankless water heater uses a complex, highly efficient, copper heat exchanger in order to rapidly heat your water on demand. It is much smaller in stature and is typically hung on the wall. When a fixture or appliance calls for hot water, it turns on immediately and provides that particular part of the home with hot water. These systems come in various sizes, and yours must be professionally installed to ensure that it delivers on its promise of comfort and convenience.
One of the chief benefits of the tankless water heater is that it remains highly energy efficient. Although today’s tank water heaters are insulated to reduce the amount of standby energy loss, they are nevertheless subject to the loss of thermal energy over time, which is why your system has to start itself up every once in a while to bring your water back up to temperature. Another benefit of the tankless water heater is that it provides a nearly endless supply of hot water. There is not tank that can run out of hot water so you don’t have to worry about the lag time after several showers in a row.
Larger homes may require more than a single tankless system in order to keep up with the diverse demands of your household as well as simultaneous usage. Call us today to schedule professional water heater services in Corona with a plumber on our team.