How Tankless Water Heaters Are More Energy Efficient

February 28, 2019

How Tankless Water Heaters Are More Energy Efficient

Tankless water heater systems use less energy, take up less space and provide hot water faster than most of the traditional water heating systems. Considering the benefits, it’s not wise to equip your home with inefficient, old-fashioned water heaters. Take advantage of technological developments and replace old appliances with energy-efficient appliances. You have the freedom to reduce your utility bill whether you are heating your home or cooling your home.

Tankless water heating systems or demand-type water heaters provide hot water only when needed. This means you don’t have to suffer standby energy losses associated with traditional, storage-type water heaters. While tankless models are more energy-efficient, it’s important to determine whether or not they are feasible for your home or office. For that, you need to know how demand-type water heaters work:

How tankless water heaters work

If you haven’t yet explored much about tankless water heaters, you might be wondering how they work. Simply put, as the name suggests, demand-type water heaters don’t use a storage tank. When you turn on a hot water tap, cold water runs through a pipe into the unit. An electric or gas element heats the water delivering an uninterrupted supply of hot water, unlike storage-based models that keep you waiting for hot water while the tank is filling up.

It’s also important to mention that tankless water heaters can limit the flow rate due to their instant mechanism of heating up water; they provide hot water at a rate ranging from 7 to 15 liters per minute or 2 to 5 gallons per minute. Gas-fired units offer better flow rates as compared to that of electric. In large households, a single tankless heater might not be enough to supply enough hot water to facilitate multiple and simultaneous uses. It’s a good idea to have more than one unit, connected in parallel, to meet your growing demand for hot water in your building.

Residents of Alberta can get a rebate for installing a tankless water heater

The use of energy-efficient appliances is always desirable on both the national and international levels. The good news is that you can get an energy efficiency rebate of up to $1000 for installing specific tankless water heaters. You can call Nor-Can Heating & Air to learn more about how much you can get back in rebates when installing a tankless water heater.

About Nor-Can

Nor-Can, an HVAC company in Edmonton specializes in providing energy efficiency services to households and businesses which results in adding value to their heating and cooling systems. Whether you need to install a tankless water heater or need to repair a furnace, we provide a comprehensive range of heating and air conditioning services in Edmonton, Alberta. Contact us for more information!


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