Niles, Illinois Water Heaters
Electric & Gas Tankless Water Heaters Available!
Aqua Plumbing, Heating and Cooling—Repair and Installation Services
In addition to our servicing options for traditional water heaters, the plumbing, heating and cooling experts at Aqua also service and install tankless water heaters. Whether you’re having a problem with your current heater or you’re considering getting a new one installed, the company to call is Aqua Plumbing Services at (630)489-6638.
Tankless water heaters, also called demand-type water heaters, are an energy-efficient alternative to traditional water heaters. They save you money by only using energy to heat your water when you need it. While the energy savings vary, Energy.gov reports that tankless water heaters are between 24 and 50% more energy efficient than traditional heaters. But how does the tankless water heater do it?
Go Tankless to Save Money (and the Environment)
Whereas traditional water heaters use a large storage tank for hot water, a tankless water heater uses gas or electricity to heat cold water as it passes through your pipes. This on-demand system is generally more efficient because it avoids any wasted energy.
The tankless water heater also solves the issue of running out of hot water. Traditional water heaters rely on a fixed amount of hot water so when it runs out, you may be left shivering through a cold shower. The tankless option relies on heaters so you can never really “run out” of hot water.
The drawback, however, to a tankless water heater is that the system can become stretched to its capacity. That means that if you’re running the dishwasher, the laundry machine, and the shower at the same time, the system may not provide enough heat. This issue is easily solved, though, if you install multiple heaters.
Once installed, tankless water heaters make your life much simpler. But the considerations for a tankless water heater installation are a bit more complicated than a traditional water heater installation. You’ll have to determine the highest demand area of your house (usually the kitchen) and few other factors. And there’s the question of whether to go with gas or electrically-powered heaters.
Taking advantage of the cost-savings and comfort of tankless water heaters take some planning, but leave that to us!