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  • Writer's pictureMike Fagnan

The benefits of tankless water heaters

Modern technology has allowed homeowners and businesses to choose more energy-efficient and effective appliances. Water heaters are a great example of this. Whereas traditional water heaters rely on a large tank to store and continually heat water, tankless models heat water as needed.

This method is more energy-efficient, requires less space, and is an excellent solution for many homeowners.

Energy efficiency

Traditional tank-style water heaters maintain their hot water supply, even when you’re not using it. It takes a lot of natural gas to keep the water in the tank at the correct temperature. Consequently, tank-style water heaters are continuously drawing energy.

On the other hand, tankless water heaters heat water as you need it. There is no need to keep stored water at a specific temperature because there is no stored water. Hot water on demand allows tankless heaters to be considerably more energy-efficient than their traditional counterparts. As a result, tankless units use 24-34% less energy!

Lower utility bills

Tankless units are much more energy-efficient, which means they are far more economical to run. Since they use less energy, you will spend less on your monthly utility bills. ENERGY STAR® estimates that the average family can save at least $100 annually with a tankless water heater.

Saves space

A traditional tank water heater holds between 40-60 gallons of water. The need for such storage means it’s bulky and the size of a closet. When you switch to a tankless unit, you free up space in your home. Tankless heaters are small and wall-mounted, so they don’t need their own closet.

Endless hot water

If you have ever run out of hot water mid-shower, you already know one of the main shortcomings of traditional tank water heaters. These tank heaters pre-heat and store hot water, meaning you can exhaust the hot water supply. Conversely, tankless hot water heaters heat water on demand. Therefore, it will continue heating water as long as you need it and won’t run out.

About Fagnan’s Furnace Service

Fagnan’s Furnace Service is a trusted, locally owned and operated company in Calgary. The Fagnan family has provided professional and superb HVAC services since 1971! We offer a wide range of quality services, including tankless water heater installation and maintenance, sheet metal fabrication, and duct cleaning, and have maintenance and financing plans available. While we work on all makes and models, Fagnan’s Furnace Service is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer.

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