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How Does a Tankless Water Heater Provide Hot Water?

There’s been a lot of hub-bub about tankless water heaters, and for those of us who have been around a while, it may seem somewhat inconceivable that a water heater without a tank can provide enough hot water for an entire household. The working mechanisms of a tankless system are actually not that hard to understand, but installing and servicing these systems is more complex than tank units, which is why you should always hire professionals for all of your tankless water heater needs. So how does a tankless system provide hot water? Let’s take a look.

On-Demand Hot Water

Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand hot water heaters, can provide hot water almost instantly thanks to a heat exchanger at the core of the unit. When you turn on any hot water faucet or tap in your home, a process starts that takes mere seconds. First, the cold water valve attached to the tankless unit opens up and starts flowing water into the heat exchanger. At the same time, coils in the heat exchanger, powered by natural gas or electricity, become very hot. The heat from the coils passes to the water in the heat exchanger, and once the water reaches the correct temperature, it flows to your open hot water tap.

Why Consider a Tankless System?

Tankless hot water heaters can offer you and your home a number of benefits:

  • Endless hot water – with a tankless system, you never have to worry about running out of hot water.
  • Good energy efficiency – a tankless system has no standby heat loss, and it only uses energy when hot water is needed; these two facts make tankless systems very energy efficient.
  • Space-saving – tankless units are significantly smaller than tank units, and as such, can save you a great deal of space.

If a tankless hot water heater seems like it could be a good fit for your home in Celco, give the experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning a call today!

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