At Viking Plumbing, we’ve seen an increase in tankless water heaters over the years. These water heaters are desirable because of their efficiency. Plus, they do a great job of providing you with hot water so that you can enjoy your showers and get things cleaned.
Constant Supply of Hot Water
Tankless water heaters are also called “on demand” water heaters. This should give you a clue that they are very quick to do their work. When you turn on a hot water faucet, cold water will be sent through your tankless water heater. Here, it will be instantly heated before coming out of the faucet. With this design, you could theoretically enjoy a continuous stream of hot water.
This is different from how water heaters with tanks function. When their hot water is used up, these units need some time to heat the next collection of water. They have to heat each tank instead of just a small amount of water. That’s why homes sometimes run out of hot water when multiple people take showers and/or the dishwasher and washing machine are both running. People in Boise are often out and about, whether it’s going to the Boise Art Museum or spending a day at Boise River Greenbelt, so taking a hot shower can be relaxing after a full day. It’s never fun to have to wait for the water to warm up.
They’re more efficient than water heaters with tanks because they only heat water when necessary. After traditional water heaters have to heat all the water in their tanks, they have to keep that water hot. This can use up a lot of energy. While those tanks are insulated, it’s impossible to prevent all heat loss when the hot water is sitting in them. There’s some energy loss that results from this design.
These units don’t take up a lot of space. They have a rather thin design and are usually no more than a few feet tall, so they can be mounted on walls. Some people mount them in their laundry/utility rooms, while some others may place them in bathrooms. We’d be happy to help you install one at your place in Boise.
Made to Last
Tankless water heaters typically last much longer than their counterparts. Some might be able to do their jobs for as long as 20 years. Of course, we can’t exactly predict how long a new tankless water heater will last, but it’s a good bet that it will do well for a relatively long period of time.
There are many benefits to having a tankless water heater installed. These units are efficient, save space, and long-lasting. Plus, they’re great at their job and can provide you with on-demand hot water. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. Contact us at Viking Plumbing to schedule an appointment.