What You Should Know About Tankless Water Heaters Water Heaters
Brian Brooks April 12, 2022

What You Should Know About Tankless Water Heaters

During a renovation, you can make every part of your home better. That includes the inner workings of your house like your utility systems. So what systems are worth upgrading? Let’s look at what you should know about investing in tankless water heaters.

How They Work

Start by considering how a tankless water heater works. Instead of heating and holding gallons of water at once, tankless water heaters warm water as you need it. When you turn on a hot water tap, that’s when the system starts working, heating the water that comes through it. This process uses less energy over time since you’re not keeping a large amount of water warm when you don’t need it. And because water is constantly being heated, you can have more continuous hot water.

Concerns To Consider

Success with a tankless hot water system does require planning. First, understand these heaters need the right electrical system, so older homes may need retrofits. If you’re using a gas system prepare for a slightly higher upfront cost. And be ready to maintain filters on your unit. This is recommended and will keep water flowing smoothly. Also, be realistic about your water needs and decide if you need multiple units.

When it’s time to upgrade your water systems but you’re not sure exactly which route to take, ask Second Opinion Plumbing for help. Our team can help make your house the home you’ve always dreamed of.