A large user of electricity in your home or business is the water heater. Conventional water heaters contain a storage tank that is kept hot by electric heaters so hot water is available as needed. More energy is then consumed as you turn on hot water faucets and cooler water enters the tank and is heated.
A great innovation is a tankless water heater. This works exactly as it is named — cool water enters and is quickly heated only when a hot water faucet is turned on. There is no tank of hot water using electricity to keep it hot. Tankless water heaters can use electricity, natural gas, or propane to heat the water.
Tankless water heaters can be a great advantage when you either have limited space for a large water heater, you have a larger home or business where bathrooms are a long distance from the water heater, or when you have larger hot water demands that would cause a conventional water heater to run out of hot water because they have a slower recovery time. Depending on your hot water needs you can save hundreds of dollars per year by only making hot water when needed.
Other advantages of tankless water heaters:
Electric tankless water heaters require more power than a conventional water heater so Ryan’s Plumbing will first determine that your electrical service can handle the additional power load. Once that is confirmed we can run the necessary wire size to supply power, remove the old water heater, and install your tankless system. No venting is needed for electric, unlike gas where an exhaust vent must be used. Therefore a gas water heater can be replaced with a gas tankless heater and we will use the existing vent to save you some money.
We will discuss your hot water needs based on how many residents are using hot water, the number of hot water faucets in the home, and other factors. We can then recommend the correct tankless water heater to always provide you the hot water you need. For more information on tankless water heaters and how they can save you money over time, contact Ryan’s Plumbing at 941-256-5580.