Posts Tagged ‘Tankless Water Heaters’

Should I Consider a Tankless Hot Water Heater?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

If it is time to replace an outdated hot water heater that is in your home, or you are building a new property and need a hot water heater, then you may want to consider a tankless unit. You may have heard a lot about tankless systems, but to know whether or not it is truly for you, it is important to have a basic understanding of how these kinds of appliances work. The experts from Davison Heating & Cooling have provided a quick overview of how these systems work and what kinds of benefits they can offer. (more…)

How Does a Tankless Water Heater Provide Hot Water?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Until recently, the only type of hot water heater available was the one most people think of: the storage tank type. It’s clear when you look at a tank hot water heater where the hot water comes from, so how does a tankless system provide hot water? Let’s take a look below. (more…)

How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?

Monday, September 8th, 2014

If you need a new water heater, you may have noticed that there are a few different options for your home. And one option that may save you a lot of money every month is a tankless water heater. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, switching from conventional storage tank water heaters to tankless water heaters may save some families up to 50% on their energy bills every month. But how is this possible? How do tankless water heaters work? Is it the right choice for your home?

If you want to understand how tankless water heaters work and how they save energy when compared to storage tank water heaters, it may be helpful to first know about conventional heaters. Storage tank water heaters store water in large tanks and continuously apply heat. Water enters from a tube at the top of the tank that leads all the way down to the bottom. A gas or electric heating element heats the water from the bottom which then rises to the top of the tank due to the principle that heat rises. As hot water exits, cold water flows into the tank to replace it.

While this is perhaps the most commonly purchased water heater, it gets its fair share of complaints. Because the heating element continues to heat the water throughout the day, you lose a lot of energy heating water that’s really only used a few times throughout the day. Furthermore, sometimes the tank fills up faster than it can heat water.

The solution? Tankless water heaters do not waste energy keeping water heated, nor will you have to worry about running out of hot water. Instead, tankless water heaters heat water as soon as it enters the unit. A hot water tap is turned on somewhere in the home, and a censor in your tankless heater triggers a computer, turning on an electric or gas-powered heating element that heats the water immediately. As it exits the tankless unit, water is heated to the correct temperature and flows directly to your faucet.

Sometimes, tankless water heaters cannot perform effectively if several people use the hot water at once. In this case, several tankless water heaters may be installed.

A trained technician can help you determine the best water heater for your needs. For expert advice about tankless water heaters in Flint, call Davison Heating & Cooling.