As time marches on, new technologies are being introduced that allow homeowners to live in greater comfort, and with greater convenience, than at any other point in history. These technological advances are not relegated to our cellphones and other electronics, of course. Even water heaters have advanced over the years, as you will discover when you find yourself back in the market for a new water heater. Tank models, for instance, are now more efficient than ever before. It may benefit you to look past the tank water heater, though, and to consider the use of a tankless water heater in Fresno, CA. While tankless water heating is not ideal in every situation, there are many homes in which it is the clear front runner for installation.
What Is a Tankless Water Heater?
As you’ve probably guessed, a tankless water heater is one that does not use a storage tank in its operation. Instead, the tankless water heater heats only the water that is called for, as it is called for. This style of water heater has earned the tankless water heater its other moniker of an “on-demand” water heater. Heating water as it is needed, and not storing a reservoir of hot water in a tank, has a few benefits to offer homeowners.
First and foremost, the tankless water heater is extremely efficient, as there is no way for it to suffer from standby energy loss. This is the energy loss that occurs when heat from the water within a storage tank transfers out into the air surrounding that tank. While modern hot water tanks are really quite efficiency, there is still no way in which you can hope to eliminate standby energy loss entirely. Some energy is bound to go to waste, but eliminating the need for a tank entirely also eliminates the potential for this issue.
If your home is short on storage space, a tankless water heater can benefit you in this regard as well. These devices, because they have no tank, are very compact. They can be installed in very tight quarters, including on the wall of a closet. We’ll install your tankless water heater in a place that will allow it to be as convenient as it is effective.