“When you turn on the hot water tap on a standard water heater, the system draws water that has already been heated and stored in the tank. With a tankless water heater, the water is drawn directly from the source, quickly heated and makes its way to the hot water tap. You don’t heat the water you do not use, hence saving you money on your energy bills. They are also a good idea if you’re short on space.
When your appliance recognizes a need for hot water, a tankless water heater kicks in and starts the heating process. The machine will compute how much heat the burners will need to produce to keep the water at the correct temperature, after determining the temperature of the entering water. When hot water is no longer required, the machine will shut down.
There are several factors to consider when choosing a tankless water heater, including the size of your home, your water usage, and even power pricing.”
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The first thing you should determine when opting for a tankless water heater is the heat source. If you choose an electric model you’ll need to ensure your electrical service is up to the task. Also, it’s a good idea to keep your energy rates in mind as a new electric water heater might increase your bill more than expected. Since natural gas costs less than electricity, generally, that might be the more economical choice.
The team at Apple Valley Eagan Appliance offers installation and repairs for many models of water heaters. If you’re considering getting a new one call us at 952-953-0080 to learn more about how we can help.