How Does a Tankless Water Heater Work?

Tankless water heater.

How Tankless Water Heaters Work

When you’re deciding on which water heater to select, one of the most important factors you should consider is the size of your home. If you have a smaller home, and a small family with little demand for hot water, a tankless water heater may be a good choice for you!

During the process of purchasing a new tankless water heater, knowing how they work can make a world of difference for how you carry out certain daily routines that include using your water heater. Water heaters are used to heat water for your baths, washing dishes, washing machines, and more.

If you’re interested in investing in a new hot water heater, keep reading this blog to learn more about how they work.

How a Tankless Water Heater Heats Water

Tankless water heaters, also referred to as “on-demand” water heaters, deliver hot water as it’s needed, like when you turn on the faucet to your shower for instance. The way tankless water heaters heat your water is more energy-efficient than heaters with a tank.

Whenever you turn on your faucet, the tankless heater will heat water on-demand using the heater’s heating element. The heating element heats the water and can be powered by either electricity or gas. A tankless water heater delivers hot water without it having to be stored in a tank and can heat 2 to 5 gallons of water per minute.

Meeting the Demand for Hot Water

If you have a larger family or like to use your hot water appliances simultaneously, you should consider if a tankless water heater heats enough water to meet the demands of a larger family. Since a single water heater can only heat between 2 to 5 gallons per minute, it’s possible to have more than one tankless heater installed for your home. You can have multiple heaters installed by a professional to meet your family’s needs.

If you need help selecting the right water heater for your home to meet your family’s needs, our experts at Green Planet Plumbing & Sewer, LLC would be happy to explain how they work, explore your options, and even install it for you! For more information about our services, contact our team at (206) 207-7625 today!

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