Tankless water heating is becoming more common as energy costs continue to rise. If you're considering replacing your existing household water heater, you should carefully consider which type of system will be best for satisfying your family's hot-water needs. This might sound simplistic, but a thorough assessment of your household's current water usage will be an invaluable aid in determining if tankless water heating is the way to go.
For instance, if your family is large with simultaneous water usage in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room, your needs will be much different than if you're a retired couple living alone.
Tankless water heaters heat the water on demand with a heating element rather than storing heated water in a tank. Thus, only the water needed for that particular machine and purpose is heated. This saves energy, but if too many household machines are vying for the same heated water at the same time, it can stretch a single tankless water heater to its limit. To deal with this limitation, larger households often purchase two or more tankless water heaters, with one handling the main water uses, and others satisfying individual bathrooms or the laundry room.
Calculating the right size and number of tankless water heaters can be a complicated task, but with the help of your local HVAC professional, you should find a system that meets your home's particular needs.
Tankless water heating is somewhat costlier than conventional storage tanks, but tankless units usually last longer than conventional ones, cost less to run, and save energy. For more information about tankless water heating in the Mid-Ohio region, contact Joe Behr Plumbing and Heating, Inc. We've been serving this area for more than 40 years and can help you with all your home-comfort needs.
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Joe Behr Plumbing and Heating, Inc. services the Mid-Ohio area.