Sick and tired of running out of hot water? You’ve come to the right place.
Whether you’re bathing, cooking, doing dishes, or laundry, you can enjoy the benefits of hot water exactly when you need it and never in short supply. All this is thanks to your new tankless water heater. It’s impossible to discount all of the numerous ways that ready access to hot water can improve your quality of life.
Conventional tank style heaters heat and reheat water continuously whether you’re using it or not. While this does mean that you’ll have hot water on demand, it also means that your system is constantly using power to keep that water heated. With a tankless system, you’ll enjoy energy savings and access to more hot water than ever.
As the name implies, a tankless water heater has no tank. Instead, the system heats water on-demand. This means you’ll never run out of hot water, as the tankless system doesn’t have a tank to run out. You’ll also save on your energy bill because tankless water heaters automatically turn off when the water flow ends.
How does it actually work?
It takes impressive technology to consistently heat water without first collecting it in a tank. We’re here to break it down for you.
1: The moment your faucet is turned on, a flow sensor inside the heater detects that water has begun flowing through the unit.
2: Unheated water begins flowing through a pipe inside the unit. This pipe typically spirals through a heat exchanger.
3: As a result, the heat exchanger will switch on. Usually powered by a gas burner and fan, the exchanger fills with heat which transfers to the water traveling through the pipe.
4: By the time the water exits the heat exchanger, it is primed, hot, and ready as it travels out of the heater and to your faucet.
5: The flow of water through the tankless unit stops as soon as your faucet closes. The flow sensor detects this and automatically tells the heat exchanger to power down.
Lifespan and Maintenance
Tankless systems aren’t without the need for regular maintenance. Experts recommend that a licensed professional de-scale (also known as de-liming) and flush your system at least once a year. This prevents limescale from building up around your unit’s heating element, greatly increasing the longevity of your tankless system.
The average lifespan of a traditional water heater is around 8 to 12 years. Conversely, tankless systems last over 20 years if properly maintained.
Why choose Village?
We aren’t interested in only selling the biggest, most expensive heater on the market to you. We’re more interested in finding the perfect heater to match your needs.
A Village tankless system expert will listen to your needs and evaluate your family’s hot water usage. They will determine the tankless water heating system to match your lifestyle. We’ll professionally install your tankless water heater, remove all debris including the old water heater and thoroughly clean the work area. Finally, we’ll follow up to make sure you are 100% satisfied and answer any lingering questions!
If you want to join the countless number of homeowners enjoying constant access to hot water, paired with energy consumption that’s a fraction of what you currently use, give Village a call today!