Tankless Water Heaters
Types of Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters come in all shapes, sizes and configurations, but their function is the same as their counterparts. Water begins heating as soon as you turn on a hot faucet and stops when you close it. The hot water will not run out and the temperature is more accurate than traditional water heaters. No pilot light remains lit with a tankless unit and there is no wasting gas when you leave the house for the day or even for weeks at a time. Standard water heaters will continue to heat water when you are not home and that will waste energy. Affordable tank water heaters can cost you even more money after several years than a properly installed tankless water heater. Call an expert at Kurt Bohmer’s Plumbing at 661-251-5915 to look at your water heater and answer any questions about the ins and outs of tankless water heaters.
There are many companies that make tankless water heaters, the three major brands are Rinnai, Noritz and Takagi. Condensing water heaters from these same manufacturers are proving to be even more effective in saving money and natural gas. Hybrid Tankless water heaters are making an impression as well because they combine the benefits of tankless and tank type technology.
How Does a Tankless Water Heater Work?
- A hot water tap is turned on.
- Water enters the heater.
- The water flow sensor detects the water flow.
- The computer automatically ignites the burner.
- Water circulates through the heat exchanger.
- The heat exchanger heats the water to the designated temperature.
- When the tap is turned off, the unit shuts down.