A Tankless Gas Water Heater is Ideal for a Family

July 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Goods and Services

Traditional water heaters aren’t energy efficient and the hot water will run out, especially with a large family. A tankless water heater is the ideal solution, because it never runs out of hot water.

Water heaters in San Jose are making a move from regular tank heaters to more energy efficient systems such as solar water heaters, geothermal water heaters, and tankless water heaters. Regular home water regularly store between 40 and 50 gallons of water in a tank which is constantly being heated by a gas flame to stay at a temperature above 131 degrees Fahrenheit. When you use hot water, the tank drains and is filled with colder water which then needs to be heated. Sadly, hot water is fleeting.

However, there is an alternative to the continuous fight with diminishing hot water. Tankless water heaters have been used in Japan and Europe for quite a while, but have recently begun taking off in the United States. As the name implies, tankless water heaters don’t have a storage tank that needs to remain heated to a set temperature. Instead, these heaters use a heat exchanger coil to heat the water right as it flows over it. The water is immediately heated –and stays heated until you turn off your faucet.

This system is wonderful for families, especially large families. With a regular water heater, the water is limited, and can create some frustrating situations. Sometimes you need to do laundry, and run the dishwasher, and take a shower all at the same time. Usually a quick shower is OK when all of these are running, but if somebody else took a shower before you, then you’re almost guaranteed a cold shower. When family comes over to visit, there is a line of people waiting to take a shower, and the last few either have to go without, or they have to take a very cold shower. There is no way around it.

Tankless water heaters never run out of hot water. No matter how much you use, the unit will continue to heat the water running through the pipes until the hot water on your faucet is turned off. Not only can it heat water in your home, but it can be used to heat hot tubs as well, adding a recreational benefit on top of the practical ones.

If a full-sized house model isn’t financially feasible at this time, there are smaller units available that can heat individual faucets. No matter what size, the units can be heated with propane, natural gas, or electricity. Regardless of the heating option you choose, you will save money because you won’t have a tank of water that constantly needs to be heated.
California water heater installation can be found at affordable prices, so your family doesn’t have to give in to the frustration of running out of hot water anymore.
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Guest post is provided by Payless Water Heaters. A tankless gas hot water heater saves money on hot water, and continuously provides a busy household with hot water as long as it is needed. Visit their website for more information.