How are the tankless water heaters different from standard tank water heaters?
Tankless water heaters are on-demand water heaters and powered by gas or electricity to heat water instantly only when needed. Standard tank water heaters are still the most common in homes. These water heaters have a tank with a capacity to hold hot water from 30 to 50 gallons usually. The heated water is kept hot until needed. Water heaters use gas or electricity.
Benefits of tankless water heaters
Energy Savings - Although instant / tankless water heaters can use a lot of electricity, it only uses it while the hot water is needed, causing an overall savings.
Last Longer - Tankless water heaters have a longer life than a standard storage tank water heater. Tankless water heaters can last between 20 to 30 years, while standartd tank water heaters last about half as lon.
Minimal Space Needed - Unlike standard water heaters that take up lots of floor space, Tankless / On-demand water heaters take up minimal space.
Instant hot water - Standard water heaters take longer to heat water when compared to a tankless heater. Tankless water heaters produce instant heating. Most tankless water heaters heat 2 to 3 gallons of hot water per minute.
Cons to Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless Water Heater cost - One downside to tankless water heaters are more costly to purchase and install.
Installing multiple tankless water heaters - When a home is too big or the required amount of hot water is needed, you may need to install multiple units to cover the required hot water.
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