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What is a tankless water heater?

Most of us are familiar with a water heater. Our home is equipped with a tank of water that is heated and kept hot for use when it is needed. When you turn on a hot shower or the dishwasher, hot water is taken from the heater and sent where it is needed. So then, what is a tankless water heater? How can you have hot water if it isn’t stored anywhere? Let us tell you what they are, how they work, and how they could be saving your money.

How does it work?

A tankless water heater is a unit that is attached to a water pipe in your home. They can be placed in one central location, or at multiple areas throughout the home. The unit has a pipe that runs in and then out of the other side. When cold water enters the unit, it is activated, and a coil around the pipe is instantly heated by gas. The unit can be adjusted to increase or decrease the gas use and temperature of the water. In this way, you can have full control and use only what you need.

Endless water supply

The greatest benefit of a tankless water heater is that it offers endless hot water! Gone are the days where the last person in the house to shower is only receiving cold water. Because of the revolutionary design of tankless water heaters, it can heat cold water and output hot water so quickly that it can provide a continuous supply. If you have a home with many residents or a big family, this is the perfect solution for you.

Energy efficient tankless water heaters

The tankless water heaters are able to adjust the flame size to accommodate the amount of water. If it is only a small amount it will only provide a small flame, using only the energy that is required. Also, because water is not being stored in a tank, but being heated on demand, energy is not being used to keep water hot when it is not needed. After installing a tankless water heater in your home you will not only get the benefit of endless water but will notice a significant difference in your energy bills at the end of the month.

If you are interested in installing tankless water heating in your home, contact Fraser Valley Heating. We carry Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters, the most efficient and innovative water heaters on the market. Our heating and cooling experts can help you to find the perfect model for your home, remove your old water heater, and install the new tankless system. Contact us by phone at 604-53-3107 or online.