Are you tired of running out of hot water in your Austin home? Thanks to tankless water heaters, too little hot water can be a thing of the past.
What Are Tankless Water Heaters?
These innovative units produce hot water on demand. Besides increasing energy efficiency, tankless units eliminate the danger of water leaks, ruptures and explosions associated with storage tanks.
How Is Water Heated in Tankless Units?
When you turn on the tap, cold water travels through a pipe and into a warming unit. There, it’s heated by a gas burner or an electric heating element. The unit can produce two to five gallons of hot water per minute.
How Is Hot Water Supplied?
Smaller units can provide heated water for one bathroom or supplementary hot water for a large appliance. They’re installed near the taps where they’re needed. Larger units can generate enough hot water for a whole house. They’re installed near various taps in accordance with the needs of your home.
What About Energy Efficiency?
Tankless units conserve energy that would otherwise be lost during long pipe runs and while keeping 40 to 50 gallons of water hot in a storage tank. These units consume 30 to 50 percent less energy than traditional storage tanks. The energy efficiency of tankless units can reduce your annual water heating costs by up to 15 percent.
Advantages of Tankless Water Heating
These compact units are easier to install than storage tanks. They produce unlimited hot water as long as they operate within designated capacities. Tankless water heaters typically last for about 20 years. Water storage tanks last only half as long.
As a licensed plumbing contractor, AC Pros installs high-efficiency tankless water heaters throughout Greater Austin. Call us at (512) 782-2560 to learn more.