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Long Island Water Heater Installation, Tank or Tankless? That Is the Question

by | Sep 2, 2016

Most of us have experienced the icy shock of a cold shower in the morning. If you sleep in, even for a few minutes, you run the risk of family members or roommates leaving you a depleted hot water tank. A relatively new technology can save you from this inconvenience by producing hot water on demand. This product is known as a ‘tankless’ water heater, and it may be able to fatten your wallet and extend your slumber. It may be time to call long island water heater installation by Waterheaters.com.

Tankless water heaters do not store a supply of hot water as do traditional water heaters. Instead, a heating element heats the water somewhere near where to a faucet (shower, washer, etc.) was turned on. This heating element can be electric or gas.

This method offers a few distinct advantages. Since there is no tank of water to deplete you will not have to wait for a replenished supply. This allows for a constant supply of hot water on demand.

Research conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency has found that tankless water systems are more energy-efficient. They have found that homes using under 41 gallons of water save 24-34% more with a tankless system. This increased efficiency is due to the eradication of standby energy loss associated with traditional storage units.

Critics of tankless water systems state that they decrease water flow, specifically when there are simultaneous requests for hot water. It is true that most units will not be able to accommodate multiple requests for hot water at the same time, as a traditional tank system can. This is easily remedied by installing multiple tankless water heaters within a household. This will ensure that each request can be fulfilled at any time.

Changing to a tankless system is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Conduct as much research as you can and contact Waterheaters.com to discuss your options. Their experienced professionals have decades of experience in Long Island water heater installation. They will educate you and help you make the best decision possible, and when the time comes they will install and service your new unit.