As residential plumbing systems become more efficient, engineers are beginning to realise that tank hot water systems are prone to damage in many different ways. The need to store water in tanks can cause problems in the supply of hot water and in the operation of the tank. That's why tankless hot water systems have become so popular in recent times.
Commercial plumbers have been installing these systems, which are capable of supplying hot water on demand without the need for a reservoir. In other words, tankless systems are capable of circulating water through a series of electric coils and burners that heat water as it passes through. Residents can now enjoy a hot water supply instantaneously when they need it.
A more reliable solution
Tankless hot water systems are the way to go for residential hot water supply. They are more durable solutions for the home because they require less maintenance and are less prone to failure. As a result, you will end up saving more money in the long run.
In addition, the supply of hot water rarely runs out. As long as the flow of water is plenty and the heat capacity of the unit is of adequate measure, multiple people can use hot water in the home at the same time.
Gas or electric tankless systems?
The type of energy that will be used to power a tankless system will depend on capacity. For example, most homes tend to use gas-fired systems so as to improve the heat output capability and the response time. Indeed, gas systems are quicker at producing water at higher temperatures. They are also capable of handling larger capacities for use in the home.
Some residential plumbers also install electric tankless systems that mainly exist as single fixture units. These electric systems tend to be more efficient in smaller capacities and for heating smaller supplies of water instantaneously.
Cost of installation and maintenance
Tankless hot water systems are slightly more expensive than tank systems, and for good reason. They are more efficient solutions for the home and can save homeowners on costly energy and repair bills.
Most residential plumbers will suggest switching to tankless systems, especially after experiencing multiple issues with your traditional tank system (such as leaks, not enough hot water, or problems with the pilot light). In addition, fixing a faulty tankless system is as simple as replacing the coils in the unit or taking a look at the gas supply.