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What is a Tankless Water Heater and Do I Need One?

There is no shortage of options when it comes to home improvement. A stroll down the aisle of your local hardware store or a scroll down the page of a website devoted to this industry both reveal a staggering diversity of products, materials, brands, and information. It can be difficult to navigate your way through the morass to come out with something that works well for your home, that’s reliable and that will operate efficiently. Because of the importance of your water heater, it’s imperative that you have a model that works well for years to come.

While many customers continue to rely on tank water heaters for their hot water needs in the home, the tankless water heater has become a household name, as it has been for many years throughout the rest of the world. The chief reason for this is its stellar energy efficiency ratings. A conventional tank water heater works by heating a large volume of water in a cylindrical tank and then distributing it as need be to the various fixtures in your home. But this inevitably leads to a fair amount of what’s called standby energy loss, the thermal energy that escapes the tank and dissipates into the cooler surrounding air.

A tankless water heater works without a large storage tank by utilizing a high-efficiency copper heat exchanger that heats your water whenever you need it. It is therefore also known as an on-demand water heater. Because it only heats the water you will actually use and it operates only when such water is called for, it operates much more efficiently than conventional tank systems. If you’re eager to save money on a fair-sized chunk of your monthly bill, then you should definitely consider one for your home.

At Roadrunner, we make sure our customers take full advantage of the latest technology, and we install and service a diverse range of tankless water heaters within our service area. Contact our friendly technicians today for tankless water heater services.

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