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How Does A Tankless Water Heater Work?

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Are you an Austin homeowner who’s heard about the extraordinary benefits of tankless water heaters in Austin? Are you curious to find out how they work?

Tankless water heaters have become incredibly popular both in Austin and the rest of the United States, and for good reason! Not only are they significantly more energy-efficient than conventional tank-type water heaters, but they produce endless hot water at a constant rate—ensuring you’ll never have to take a cold shower again!

In this short post, find out exactly how tankless water heaters work and why you should consider a tankless water heater installation in Austin.

How Tankless Water Heaters Work

Conventional tank-style water heaters heat and store roughly 30 to 80 gallons of hot water, 24 hours a day, in a large tank with a burner underneath. This calls for the constant reheating of water to keep the water hot—and, because there’s only so much water in the reservoir, a limited supply of ‘hot water’ that can be used. This results in a tremendous waste of energy to heat a relatively small amount of water which can be easily depleted any time a hot water tap is turned on.

Tankless water heaters work a little differently. Instead of having a large reservoir of water, tankless water heaters are compact units that send cold water in and hot water out. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water enters the unit via an inflow valve. Once there, the system starts heating the water in a heat exchanger, with a burner underneath. Once heated, hot water then flows out of the exchanger through an output valve, and back to the faucet. When the hot water tap is turned off, your tankless system simply goes into standby mode, shutting off the burners and stopping the flow of water, conserving energy.

Other Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

As mentioned above, tankless water heaters heat water on demand, and by doing so, not only conserve water, but cut down on energy costs significantly. But that’s not all!

Since there’s no reservoir to limit the supply, and the burners can stay on for as long as needed, tankless water heaters can produce an endless flow of hot water at a constant temperature—so you’ll never experience an unexpected flow of cold water ever again! That means no more “taking turns to shower” either!

Finally, because tankless water heaters are small and compact—a sharp contrast from their conventional counterparts—they can easily be installed in a variety of “out of sight” spaces, both inside and outside the home.

Install A Tankless Water Heater in Austin With Stan’s

While the initial cost of a tankless water heater may be higher, the savings on your monthly energy bills, combined with the convenience of endless and unlimited hot water, can make it more than worth it!

If you’re interested in replacing your water heater in Austin, give Stan’s a call. We’ll get you in touch with one of our professional Austin plumbers who can answer all of your questions about tankless water heaters, and find out if you qualify for any special residential discounts.

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Choose Stan’s for your tankless water heater installation in Austin, Texas today!