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Tankless Water Heaters

Types of Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters come in all shapes, sizes and configurations, but their function is the same as their counterparts. Water begins heating as soon as you turn on a hot faucet and stops when you close it. The hot water will not run out and the temperature is more accurate than traditional water heaters. No pilot light remains lit with a tankless unit and there is no wasting gas when you leave the house for the day or even for weeks at a time. Standard water heaters will continue to heat water when you are not home and that will waste energy. Affordable tank water heaters can cost you even more money after several years than a properly installed tankless water heater. Call an expert at Kurt Bohmer's Plumbing to look at your water heater and answer any questions about the ins and outs of tankless water heaters.

There are many companies that make tankless water heaters, the three major brands are Rinnai, Noritz and Takagi. Condensing water heaters from these same manufacturers are proving to be even more effective in saving money and natural gas. Hybrid Tankless water heaters are making an impression as well because they combine the benefits of tankless and tank type technology.

Condensing tankless water heaters utilize natural gas as well as exhaust air to heat water, they basically reuse what would normally be wasted hot air. This hot air is recycled through the unit and makes it even more energy efficient, as much as 98%. Local gas companies usually offer bigger rebates for installing these condensing water heaters because they save more gas.

Hybrid "tankless" water heaters actually have a small stainless steel storage tank built into them. Eternal Water Heaters is one of the better renowned hybrid manufacturers, they have water heaters that are 99% efficient and the 1.9 gallon built in tank that delivers water more quickly to each faucet. Eternal tankless water heaters are even designed to work with recirculating pumps and loops so there is a huge benefit in delivering instant hot water as well as unlimited hot water.

Knowing tankless, hybrid and traditional water heating methods and delivery is vital to providing exceptional service. At Kurt Bohmer's Plumbing, regular training meetings and extracurricular specialized training guarantees that the plumbing expert who shows up will be able to assist you and answer any questions you may have. Installing and repairing tankless water heaters allows Kurt Bohmer to continue to provide award winning service to his clients.

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HOW DOES A TANKLESS WATER HEATER WORK?

1. A hot water tap is turned on.
2. Water enters the heater.
3. The water flow sensor detects the water flow.
4. The computer automatically ignites the burner.
5. Water circulates through the heat exchanger.
6. The heat exchanger heats the water to the designated temperature.
7. When the tap is turned off, the unit shuts down.

BENEFITS OF GOING TANKLESS

  • Go Green!!! By eliminating stand-by heat loss, energy consumption is significantly reduced. Because of its on demand functionality, you won't be heating water when out of the house or sleeping. Also, a tankless water heater will last 2 to 3 times as long as a traditional water heater, meaning less waste in our landfills.
  • Never run out of hot water! A tankless water heater heats water on demand using a heat exchanger and a high power burner system so that you will never run out of hot water. Multiple showers can be taken at the same time along with your laundry load and/or your dish washer without running out of hot water, and these applications can be in use for as long as you need them!
  • Save Money! Because of the technological advances over your conventional water heater, a tankless will only heat water when you need it. It contains a flow sensor that will tell the unit to power on when water is running through it. This means that you are using minimal gas to heat your water, whereas a tank will use gas, 24 hours a day 365 days a year, to maintain a constant temperature. Start saving money today!
  • Huge space saver! Look at your current water heater and imagine a small suitcase in its place. Going tankless will free up this area dramatically allowing for more storage and just a cleaner space. The tankless is mounted on the wall and is approximately 24 x 14 x 10 inches, which will allow for as much as 50 cubic feet of free space!

Very long life expectancy! Tankless water heaters have been tried and tested and the technology has been around for over 50 years. They will generally last 20 to 25 years, whereas a conventional tank will last on average 8 to 12 years. That's 2 to 3 times longer than a tank and makes it an exceptional investment!


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