If you’re using a conventional gas or electric storage tank water heater in your Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC home, you may be spending more than you need to on your water heating every month! That’s because storage tank water heaters require significant amounts of energy to run –first to get the water (40 – 60 gallons or more, depending on your model) hot, and then to keep it hot 24/7. Even if your heater is insulated, this can get expensive really fast!
Fortunately, there’s a simple solution – a tankless water heater! Tankless water heaters heat water on demand, meaning you’ll always have the hot water you need with none of the waste! In fact, tankless water heaters can save you as much as 40 percent on your energy bills!
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How Tankless Water Heaters Work
Tankless water heaters are often described as “instant,” but this is not quite accurate. Instead, tankless water heaters heat water on demand. Rather than store water in a large tank and heat it over and over as it gets cold, a tankless water heater only heats water that is already moving through the pipes. When you turn on the faucet, the heater ignites a small fire that heats water as it passes by. The heated water travels down the pipes to the faucet (or shower, or dishwasher, or wherever it’s needed). That’s it! No need to worry about inefficient, leaky tanks – just hot water when you want it.
Why install a tankless water heater?
Tankless water heaters provide a number of benefits beyond energy efficiency. Some of the many benefits of tankless water heaters include:
Nearly Unlimited Hot Water Supply
- Storage tank water heaters – while conventional water heaters can hold a lot of water, they do have a limited supply. And every time you use any water, the tank refills with cold water, meaning you have to wait until that water heats up! As a result, you rarely have a full tank of actual hot water.
- Tankless water heaters –tankless water heaters heat water on demand, meaning only the water you use gets heated.. Use 30 gallons, all 30 gallons are nice and hot. Use 60 gallons, 90 gallons or more! Tankless water heaters can make as much hot water as you want – when you want it.
Lower Risk of Scalding
- Storage tank water heaters – to compensate for being constantly refilled with cold water, tankless water heaters often keep water at much higher temperatures than you’d ever actually use. To make matters worse, people often increase the temperature on their water heaters to a much higher temperature to give them “more hot water.” That is a very dangerous thing to do –even more dangerous if you have small children.
- Tankless water heaters –tankless water heaters allow you to set the temperature to a much safer level, significantly reducing the risk of scalding. In addition, the Department of Energy states that every 10degree reduction in temperature allows you to save between 3 – 5 percent on your energy costs!
Lower Risk of Hard Water Scale
- Storage tank water heaters – when hot water is stored for long periods of time, lime scale often forms and can quickly coat the internal components of your water heater, lowering its efficiency and lifespan and increasing the risk for leaks.
- Tankless water heaters – since the water in a tankless water heater does not sit, there is a significantly lower risk of sediment settling on the bottom and turning into hard water scale.
Increased Lifespan / Easy Disposal
- Storage tank water heaters – conventional water heaters typically last from 5 to 12 years. The less expensive units have lesser quality tanks and are more prone to leaking. And when it comes time to dispose of them, they require significant amount of landfill space and can be very costly to recycle.
- Tankless water heaters –tankless water heaters, on the other hand, can last more than 20 years! In addition, when you are ready to dispose of them, their small size (many are no larger than a briefcase) makes them easy to fit in landfills.
If you’ve read enough and you’re ready to install a tankless water heater in your home, contact Magnolia Plumbing today!
Why call Magnolia for tankless water heater service in Washington, DC?
Headquartered in Washington, DC, Magnolia Plumbing provides Northern Virginia, Maryland, and DC area homes and businesses with affordable plumbing; heating and air conditioning; underground utility; and drain, camera and construction-related services. Magnolia Plumbing has proudly been providing services since 1950.
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