The Basics of Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless Water Heater Install Simi ValleyAre you thinking about installing a tankless water heater? If so, we at Dutton Plumbing have put together this helpful blog on the basics of tankless water heaters. Read on to find out more!

What Exactly is a Tankless Water Heater?

Tankless water heaters (also known as instantaneous water heaters) is a unit that provides hot water only as and when it is needed. They heat water directly, without the use of a storage tank. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit which is then heated by either a gas burner or an electric element. As a result, tankless water heaters can deliver a constant supply of hot water to any faucet in your home. While they do have a lesser flow rate than water tanks, you don’t need to sit around waiting for a water tank to heat up or refill.

Why Install a Tankless Water Heater?

A tankless water heater is a functional alternative to the traditional hot water tanks found in most households. If you have a lot of people living under the same roof such as a family home or student accommodation, you may find that the hot water often runs out. However, with a tankless water heater, you’ll find that you always have hot water available.

A tankless water heater isn’t only functional in busy homes, but also cost-effective.

How Do I Install A Tankless Water Heater?

If you would like to speak to a professional about installing a tankless water heater in your home, pick up the phone and get in touch with us at Dutton Plumbing. One of our expert team members will discuss your tankless water heater options with you and advise on your next steps.