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Most of us are accustomed to traditional tank water heaters: those big cylindrical devices found in the basement or garage of a Kansas City, MO home. But they’re not the only models out there, and depending upon your home’s needs, you might want to look at an alternative. In particular, tankless water heaters provide a number of benefits that traditional tank models can’t.
The friendly professionals at Climate Control Heating, Cooling & Plumbing provide tankless water heater installation throughout the Kansas City, MO area. We can give you all of the details of the makes and models available, then help you determine if such a system is right for you. We also provide tankless water heater maintenance and repair for existing units. Contact us today and let us get to work!
How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?
With traditional tank water heaters, a set amount of water is kept in a large tank, heated by burners and sent to a plumbing outlet when it’s needed. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, adopt a much different approach. The water passes through superheated coils on the way to the outlet, instantly heating it, instead of keeping it in a set location.
This avoids some of the biggest issues created by a tank water heater, including:
- Speed: Tankless water heaters provide hot water instantly, without you having to wait.
- Longevity: Because they heat water "on demand," the hot water will theoretically never run out the way it will in a tank model.
- Cost: Tankless water heaters tend to cost less to run than tank models, and make more efficient use of heating energy.
- Size: Tankless water heaters don’t take up as much physical space as tank models.
Is My Home Right for a Tankless Water Heater?
The benefits of tankless water heaters can make a big difference in your home, though they have some drawbacks as well. Most importantly, they can usually only support a certain number of outlets comfortably, which means they work better in small homes than larger ones. (Larger homes can install multiple units at extra cost.) Their size also makes them a good fit for cabins and vacation homes as well.
One of the reasons you should speak to a trained professional before a tankless water heater installation is because they can advise you on whether such a system is a good fit for your home. That ensures that you get the water heater best suited to your needs.
We Provide Services for Existing Systems Too
Tankless water heaters do their jobs very effectively, but they run into trouble just like any other home appliance. When they do, you want a repair service that knows how tankless systems work, not a service trying to transpose their experience from traditional tank models. That’s one of the benefits our team provides your home.
But it goes beyond simple repairs. Tankless water heater maintenance performed once a year or so can help stop problems before they start, as well as allowing it to do its job more efficiently. Trust us to keep your system running the way you need it to!