In recent years, water heating technology has developed to the point that you no longer need to have a large tank in your home to enjoy on–demand hot water. Tankless water heaters offer all the modern convenience of hot water without the high energy costs associated with constantly heating a 40+ gallon tank of water.
If you’re interested in learning more about tankless water heaters and whether one of these systems is an option in your home, call Service Doctors today. We provide professional tankless water heater installation in the Washington, DC area and would be happy to discuss your options with you.
Tankless Water Heating Technology
Traditional tank water heaters work by heating a large tank of water to a preset temperature. The water is then delivered to fixtures when you turn on a hot water tap. As the tank empties, new water is added and heated. Whether you use the water right away or not, your water heater still uses energy to heat the water, costing you money.
With a tankless water heater, you don’t have to waste that energy. Instead of heating water continuously, tankless units are installed on the water pipes leading to your fixtures. When you turn on a hot water faucet, the heating unit turns on, using its heating elements to instantly heat only the water you need, when you need it.
On–Demand Water Heater Benefits
While tankless water heating is currently the popular trend, there are some tradeoffs to keep in mind when considering taking advantage of this technology. Tankless water heaters generally cost more to install initially and if you use a lot of hot water, the system may not always keep up with your demand. There are varying sizes of tankless units, however, so most homes can find a solution to meet their needs. You might also consider installing multiple units.
While it is important to consider the upfront costs, it’s important to remember the savings you’ll gain over the life of your tankless unit. The monthly energy savings quickly offsets the cost of the new system. In fact, most tankless water heaters pay for themselves in within 5 years.
Tankless Water Heater Experts
If you select a tankless system after reviewing your hot water heater options with Service Doctors, we can have your new unit installed in no time. We have a lot of experience installing on–demand tankless water heaters in the Washington D.C. area, so you can be confident that your system will be installed quickly and that you’ll have reliable, energy efficient hot water whenever you need it.