Tankless Water Heater Services

Since a tankless unit heats on demand, hot water will not run out. This is especially useful for large families or for homes with larger hot water demands – for example homes with a soaking tub or spa system are often good candidates for a tankless system.

Tankless Water Heaters

If you are considering upsizing your tank from 40 or 50 gallons to 66 or 80 gallons, we strongly recommend you also consider a tankless hot water heater. Tankless water heaters are not able to give you instant hot water when you turn on the faucet, but they do give you an endless stream of hot water once it reaches the point of use. While traditional hot water tanks are compared based on gallon capacity, recovery rate and first hour rating, tankless hot water heaters are compared based on flow rate. As long as the home uses hot water at a flow rate below the tankless heater’s maximum flow rate, there is no “recovery”; first hour usage is for practical purposes unlimited. Flow rates for residential tankless hot water heaters are measured in gallons per minute based on a given heat rise (typically 25 or 50 degrees) and range from 4 gallons per minute to 8 gallons per minute. A unit that heats 4 gallons per minute can handle a shower plus one appliance operating at the same time. A unit with over 7 gallons per minute can typically handle two showers and a large appliance. Important to note: Tankless units do not provide “instant hot water” as hot water still takes time to flow from the unit to the tap or shower. The footprint of tankless units is much smaller freeing up additional space in the home or garage.

tankless water heater

The most efficient traditional gas tanks today currently operate at 62% efficiency. Efficiency is a measure of heat transfer from the energy source to your hot water. Tankless units typically operate at over 80% energy efficiency. Tankless units further save energy because water is not constantly heated, cooled and reheated within a storage tank. And while efficiency for traditional tanks can decline over time as sediment builds up in the unit, tankless hot water heaters maintain their efficiency over time. Annual energy costs for heating water in the typical home range from $150-$400 per year but this varies widely. 

Tankless Water Heaters

tankless water heater

If you are considering upsizing your tank from 40 or 50 gallons to 66 or 80 gallons, we strongly recommend you also consider a tankless hot water heater. Tankless water heaters are not able to give you instant hot water when you turn on the faucet, but they do give you an endless stream of hot water once it reaches the point of use. While traditional hot water tanks are compared based on gallon capacity, recovery rate and first hour rating, tankless hot water heaters are compared based on flow rate. As long as the home uses hot water at a flow rate below the tankless heater’s maximum flow rate, there is no “recovery”; first hour usage is for practical purposes unlimited. Flow rates for residential tankless hot water heaters are measured in gallons per minute based on a given heat rise (typically 25 or 50 degrees) and range from 4 gallons per minute to 8 gallons per minute. A unit that heats 4 gallons per minute can handle a shower plus one appliance operating at the same time. A unit with over 7 gallons per minute can typically handle two showers and a large appliance. Important to note: Tankless units do not provide “instant hot water” as hot water still takes time to flow from the unit to the tap or shower. The footprint of tankless units is much smaller freeing up additional space in the home or garage.

The most efficient traditional gas tanks today currently operate at 62% efficiency. Efficiency is a measure of heat transfer from the energy source to your hot water. Tankless units typically operate at over 80% energy efficiency. Tankless units further save energy because water is not constantly heated, cooled and reheated within a storage tank. And while efficiency for traditional tanks can decline over time as sediment builds up in the unit, tankless hot water heaters maintain their efficiency over time. Annual energy costs for heating water in the typical home range from $150-$400 per year but this varies widely. 

About High-Speed Plumbing Tankless Water Heater Services

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