Can a Tankless Water Heater Get the Job Done?

While many of us will immediately envision an upright tank water heater when we picture the appliance, there are many variations and designs available to homeowners seeking water heaters for their homes these days. Some, such as hybrid water heaters, use new technology but still employ a storage tank. Others, like the aptly named tankless water heater, us not tank at all.

Change can be intimidating, but the fact of the matter is that many homeowners can benefit greatly from the use of a tankless water heater. Of course, there is no single water heater that is best for every home or homeowner. Consider the following, and let us know if you decide that you’d like to use a tankless water heater in Bellows Falls, VT.

Are Tankless Water Heaters Effective?

Yes, they are. For some homeowners, the idea of forgoing the reservoir of hot water maintained in a standing storage tank is worrisome. The fact is, though, that a properly sized and professionally installed tankless water heater will get the job done — in most situations. Tankless water heaters are commonly called “on-demand” water heaters, because they heat only the water needed, as it is needed. In certain instances, this actually makes the tankless water heater more reliable than tank models. When using hot water for extended periods of time, it is possible to empty the reserves of a tank water heater. It is not possible with a tankless system, though, because water is just continually heated until you no longer need it.

Now, this is not to say that tankless water heaters are without potential issues. While they stand up just fine to extended use, they can be overwhelmed when hot water is needed at multiple points of use. If you frequently use hot water for showering, dish washing, and cleaning the laundry all at once, for instance, having a standing reserve of hot water may be better than relying upon a single tankless unit for this type of operation.

The best way in which to ensure that you have the right water heater for your needs, and that it is expertly installed and serviced, is to work with us. Call HB Energy Solutions for all your energy needs. HB Energy Solutions delivers peace of mind.


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