“Tankless water heaters are becoming more common in new homes. While hot water heaters like storage tank heaters hold volumes of hot water in an insulated water tank to be used at any time, tankless heaters can produce hot water on demand.
Traditional water heaters with a water tank store hot water over time to be used at a moment’s notice. Tankless heaters do not need to store water to deliver it to the rest of the house. When a hot water tap is turned on in the house, cold water flows through the tankless heater. As it travels through, the unit is heated by either a gas burner or electric heating coil. It then gets distributed to the tap in the house.
With a tankless water heater, a home can have a steady flow of hot water at a rate of 2 to 5 gallons per minute. Some gas-powered tankless heaters can produce even higher flows of water than electric ones. On average, this is less water per minute than a storage tank heater; however, storage tank heaters are more likely to run out of hot water, especially when multiple sources are using it simultaneously.”
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Traditional water heaters might be better suited for smaller households. However, if you have a large family that frequently uses the shower or other hot water fixtures, a tankless water heater is a great option. An endless supply of hot water means that no one has to worry about the water getting cold during their shower again.
At Apple Valley Eagan Appliance we install and repair water heaters of all different types. If you’re considering getting a tankless water heater call us at 952-953-0080. You may also visit our water heaters page to find out more.