Four Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

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Posted: July 20, 2016

Why heat more water than you’re going to use?

That’s the logic behind a tankless propane water heater, which instantly heats as much water as you need – and only the water you need (makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it?).

Here’s how a tankless system works: when you turn on your hot water tap, incoming water circulates through a powerful heat exchanger, which heats the cold water to the temperature set on the unit (you’ve got heat exchangers in your air conditioner and refrigerator, too). Voila, instant – and unlimited – hot water.

Tankless heaters have been the norm in Europe for a long time, but U.S. customers are just catching on to the many advantages they offer. Here are four of the biggest benefits of tankless systems:

  1. Unlimited long, hot showers – You’ll never run out of hot water in your shower again, no matter how long your kids spend in there.
  2. Lower bills – By operating only when hot water is needed, you’ll avoid standby heat loss – the energy used to keep the water hot even when it’s not being used. That means you’ll save energy and cut your monthly bills – sometimes by as much as 30 percent.
  3. More value for your home – A tankless water heater will improve your Home Energy Rating System (HERS) and LEED scores, which adds value to your home if you sell it.
  4. More space – Most wall-mounted tankless systems are about the size of a suitcase – significantly smaller than conventional water heater. That allows for installation in crawl spaces, attics, and other tight spaces.

Say goodbye to cold showers! Contact Parker Gas today to learn more about great tankless water heater options from Rinnai!