tankless water heaters
Tankless Water Heater San Diego services all types of water heaters throughout San Diego, specializing in tankless water heater installation and service.
What is a tankless water heater and what makes them tick??
The standard water heater which we are all use to which keeps hot water hot and ready to use in insulated 20-80 gallon tanks. A tankless water heater does not store hot water as they heat on demand.
Tank Water Heaters
Tank Type Water Heaters which we're all pretty familiar with have tanks for storing the hot water which they produce. As Demand for hot water is created like taking a shower, running the dishwasher or washing machine, the hot water flows from the tank to satisfy demand. As hot water is drained from the tank, cold water is replaced which then's triggers the burners to come on and heats the water in the tank. This is the same process as if the water has been sitting for a period of time, cooling it enough to trigger the burners to ignite and begin reheating the water.
No Bulky Tank
Tankless Water Heaters do not have a storage tank for hot water. As the demand for hot water is created, water flows in and triggers the heating elements or burner. As the water is heated it flows to where the demand is located. Once the demand has been satisfied or turned off the heating system also turns off until next the call for hot water is created.
The advantages of a tankless water heater are no large storage tank taking up much needed space. This is obvious, you gain floor space along with reducing your energy consumption thus lowering your operating costs. Smaller tankless water heaters are not much bigger than a phone book, mounts almost anyplace and will save you tons of money!
We Can Help With Size
What size tankless water heater do I need? Tankless water heaters come in different levels of hot water output, selecting the correct sizes depends on a couple of factors: #1 how much water flow is needed to supply your home and #2 temperature of the ground water.
Water flow. The amount of water needed depends on what type and how many appliances and faucets you have and whether or not they are used simultaneously. Now this is a math problem which we do everyday, let us figure this this out and review the results with you. We'll break it down for you and you will see how this lines up with the right size unit.
Ground water temperature. This is another a factor in the size unit you will need. Where you currently live matters, the colder the ground water is the longer it takes to heat which affects the speed and flow of hot water coming out of your faucet. Again, another math problem which will gladly figure out and review with you.
Almost every manufacture has a chart on their website indicating the tank power required by location based on ground temperature and flow rate.
How compact are tankless water heaters??
This particular tankless water heater was discreetly installed in this closet / cabinet without taking up valuable floor space. Being close to the point of use will help maximize the delivery of hot water which is why you should consider installing the system as close to where the most hot water is used.