Smart Home Options |Environmental |Save Money on Bills |Fortis Rebates
What Is a Tankless Water Heater?
Tankless water heaters serve as a direct replacement for traditional household or commercial hot water tanks.
They can often be referred to as an instantaneous or on-demand system.
How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?
Traditional hot water tanks fill up, heat up and then wait. At this very moment, your traditional tank is keeping 40 - 60 gallons of water hot for your next shower, laundry cycle or hand wash.
Pretty nice right? The downside here is that while you're likely not reading this in a hot shower, your hot water tank is still using natural gas or electricity to heat that water...right now.... just in case.
On demand units heat water by igniting a natural gas heating system, only when a tap or appliance is turned on.
What Are The Benefits of a Tankless Hot Water System?
Tankless Hot water systems gained popularity for their:
Lifespan: 15-20 years (traditional tanks 8 - 12 years)
Endless Hot Water: Traditional tanks keep 40+ gallons of water heated at all times, until someone uses it all up before your shower. These systems heat water as it's needed
Cost Savings: If you were thinking it seems inefficient to keep 40+ gallons of water heated at all times, you're not alone.
Space Savings: These tiny units mount to your utility room wall, leaving a 5'x 2' hot water tank sized hole for you to fill.
What Are the Downsides of a Tankless Hot Water System?
Your spouse's shower time only stands to increase...
Joking aside, these units are not a fit for every home or customer, which is why we offer 100% FREE Estimates on both your hot water tank replacement or tankless install.
Serving our hometown and surrounding Okanagan communities since 2008, Spitfire Mechanical specializes in both residential and commercial plumbing and gas-fitting. We are proud of our reputation for honest advice, efficient service and quality workmanship.