All about tankless water heaters, the good and bad in the Sacramento, Ca areas
All About Tankless
TAP INTO THE UNLIMITED SUPPLY OF HOT WATER
What if your water heater was capable of delivering endless amounts of hot water, eliminating waste and offering superior energy efficiency that resulted in significantly lower energy bills?
Water Heater Pros can help you turn this vision into a reality by installing a gas tankless water heater in your home. This hot water solution works in stark contrast to storage tank water heaters, which continuously use electricity or gas to keep the hot water warm so it’s available for use. Rather, tankless water heaters, or on-demand water heaters, are installed installed at the same location as your existing water and are designed to only heat water when you actually need it. This, in turn, saves a large amount of energy versus its storage tank counterparts. Plus, because no tank is necessary, on-demand water heaters save you valuable space and result in a steady stream of hot water when you need it most.
NEVER WANT TO RUN OUT OF HOT WATER AGAIN?
At first, this sounds like a grand promise filled with marketing hype, but it’s true because it’s based on how tankless water heaters work. Because tankless water heaters only heat water on demand as you need it, you never actually run out of hot water like you can with a typical 40 or 50 gallon storage tank water heater.
HERE'S HOW THEY WORK
You open the faucet and hot water demand gets heated as it heads to its destination in the pipes. Gas burners inside the tankless unit take care of the heating work. Once you close the faucet or the dishwasher completes its cycles, you turn off the shower or you no longer demand hot water, the tankless water heater turns off instantly stopping any further use of gas fuel until you demand hot water again.
WHY A GAS TANKLESS WATER HEATER?
Improved energy efficiency as it can cut your hot water heating expenses by up to 40%.
Endless amount of hot water because it continually heats water only when you need it.
Installation flexibility. A tankless water heater is compact in size, taking up about the size of a carry-on airline bag for the average 1,500 to 3,500 square-foot home. This gives you more options for your unit’s location and frees up the space where a tank-type would be.
Longer lifespan with a gas tankless unit, typically lasting years longer than a storage tank water heater.
No heat waste. A storage tank water heater loses heat and wastes energy by continuously refilling and reheating the water in its tank.
SHOULD YOU GO WITH A TANK-TYPE OR TANKLESS WATER HEATER?
By now, tankless water heaters sound pretty good. They actually get used pretty commonly for the last 50 years or so in Europe, where energy costs are much higher than they are here in Sacramento. Tankless water heaters may actually reduce your energy costs by up to 40%. Natural gas and propane-fueled models are more efficient than their electric counterparts, Water Heater Pros only services and installs gas tankless units.
The one potential disadvantage of a LOWER COST tankless water heater is its ability to supply hot water to multiple users at once. If, for instance, the shower is being used in several bathrooms at the same time, you may need a tankless hot water heater that offers a higher BTU and flow rate. However, when you choose Water Heater Pros as your hot water contractor, this isn’t a problem! We are trained to properly size tankless water heaters based on your home’s size and your family’s hot water needs and of course budget.
SWITCH TO THE MORE ENERGY-EFFICIENT WAY TO HEAT YOUR WATER
Your water heater can be one of the top users of energy in your home. But it doesn’t have to be! Opt for a compact, energy-efficient hot water solution that delivers the dependable supply of hot water you deserve today! Contact The Pros online or call us at 916-344-4500 to get a free quote for a water heater upgrade.
WHAT SIZE TANKLESS DO I NEED?
Here you will find a chart that shows typical gas tankless units, and based on the amount of maximum BTU's and maximum "gallons per minute" (GPM) they can deliver to provide adequate hot water measured by the amount of bathrooms in a home.
Gas tankless, 120,000 BTUH, 6.8 GPM, Equals a 1-Bathroom home
Gas tankless, 150,000 BTUH, 8.4 GPM, Equals a 2-Bathroom home
Gas tankless, 180,000 BTUH, 10.1 GPM, Equals a 3-Bathroom home
Gas tankless, 199,900 BTUH, 11.2 GPM, Equals a 4-Bathroom home
Tankless units may be cascaded or doubled up to provide for larger homes.
HISTORY OF THE TANKLESS WATER HEATER
Did you know? The very first modern hot water heater, meaning operation by electric or gas, was a tankless water heater, Yes you heard that right. Click here to read Tankless History.