That big tank in the garage or utility closet may often go unrecognized for all the hard work it does. Your hot water heater delivers warm and hot water when and where you need it – showers, baths, washing dishes, laundry, you name it. It’s worth giving it a little attention now and then, though, to ensure that it’s running most effectively. Water heaters that aren’t performing at their best can often be energy AND water wasters, which means they’re wasting your hard-earned money!
If it takes a long time for hot water to come out of your tap, or if the hot water seems to run out before you’re finished with your tasks, it may be time to look into getting a new water heating unit. On-demand or tankless water heaters are often great choices for homeowners looking to conserve water and save on energy costs.
In the simplest of terms, on-demand water heaters run the water through a series of heated pipes, changing the temperature as you need it. Without water sitting in the tank waiting to be used, hot water can be delivered faster and more effectively than the “wasted” water that goes down the drain as you wait for the ideal temperature. Tankless units also don’t use energy to heat the waiting water in the tank. Their energy is only used when you specifically need them to perform their duty.
The type of on-demand water heater you need is based on your home and the average amount of water you go through on a daily or monthly basis. Tankless water heaters vary, so ask the experts at Friedman’s to help you narrow down the choices that will work best for your home. On-demand water heaters generally have a longer life span than traditional tank units, take up significantly less space, and will continue to help you save money on your electric, gas, or water bills year after year. What’s not to love?