Navien’s Condensing tankless water heaters can provide you with an endless supply of hot water. Navien’s Condensing tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand. Navien achieves this by activating the unit the second you open a hot water tap, supplying you with an endless supply of hot water.
Conventional tank-type water heaters eventually run out of hot water when you take multiple draws in a row from the tank.
Since Navien Condensing tankless water heaters only provide hot water when you need it and can provide an endless supply of hot water, you never have to worry about running out of hot water no matter how many hot water draws you have in a row.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are the latest iteration in water heaters, and while they may work well in apartments and smaller homes with limited demand, if you’ve got a household in which there’s usually more than two user of hot water at a time, the tanked route may still be your best bet. With new regulations governing water heaters coming into effect, it’s important to know what type of unit will work best for you and your family.
If you see any ads or read any literature, you’ll no doubt have heard the claim that tankless water heaters can give you endless hot water. This is true. However, they are limited to a flow rate of about 9 gallons a minute for larger models. So if you need hot water in several locations at once, the amount of hot water you’ll get will be less. If you need hot water in three or even more locations at once, most single tankless units won’t be able to supply a larger demand. Making it necessary to install 2 units.
New Water Heater Regulations
The recent advent of new regulations concerning water heaters has reopened the debate over tankless water heaters. These rules stipulate that new tanked water heaters be both taller and wider because the manufactures are required to include more insulation. In some situations, there won’t be room for a wider, taller unit to fit through the stairwell of your attic, so you may need to install a lower-capacity conventional unit or go tankless – depending on your hot water usage.
If your hot water heater is working just fine now, you don’t need to worry, but if your unit is on the fritz or nearing the end of its useful service life, we’ll be happy to come out and assess your situation to help you determine what makes sense for your home. Tankless water heaters aren’t for everyone, but they can save you both money and energy in some circumstances. Want to cut through the jargon and figure out your best way forward? <Request Service Today>
Get Ahead Of The Curb And Go Green
Because of the new water heater energy factor standards the new style water heaters sold as of April 16, 2015 will have more insulation changing the height and diameter, if your current heater is in an attic or closet the same capacity water heater may have spacing issues. So there’s never been a better time to go tank less offering you the very best in space saving water heater applications.
Will I Save Money ?
The department of energy says that between 2016 and 2044 there will be 63 billions in savings .
Lets look at the facts .The American Council for the Energy-Efficient Economy says eliminating standby losses from a conventional tank type, a tank less system can reduce energy up to 15 percent.Ihe U.S. Department of Energy also show that tank-less water heaters, do use less energy. Checking the cost figures from the DOE . It reported an average cost (purchase and installation) and annual operating costs based on average utility rates for both types. The installation estimates were: $1065 for a 50 gallon conventional-tank heater and $1,970 to $2,500 for a tank-less water heater. Lets just say $2,2000, was the average installed cost, How long would it take to recover your investment? The DOE said the average annual operating costs is $388 for a conventional tank heater, and $272 for a tank-less water heater. That’s $116 less each year . If the tank-less system costs $2,200 to install, and saved $116 a year, it would take 19 years to break even. Saving $116 starting at 20 years from now is not very important to most homeowners. Tank less water heaters are not about saving you money but rather saving energy so home homeowners must really do their research and decide which option is best.
Is Endless Hot Water A Myth ?
With a conventional water heater 50 gallons of hot water are waiting in the tank, two people can take morning showers while another does some dishes and makes breakfast . A conventional tank heater can supply hot water to several fixtures within a peak-use period and not run out of hot water until the water in the tank is gone but even then it starts recovering after about 5 gallons of hot water has been removed. A tankless heater can only supply its flow rate, typically 5 to 8 gallons per minute. With a typical shower flow-rate of 3 gallons per minute so just one tankless heaters may not be able to keep up with a larger demand, for instance, from a bath tub , dishwasher, clothes washer, and second shower location all running at the same time.
Conventional Tank Style Versus Tankless Water Heater Maintenance
The above article does not mention that most conventional tank water heaters are maintenance free or just require a flush to eliminate scale. With a tankless water heater you must install a descaler, or a water softener and run a chemical through the heat exchanger to descale it every year.If this is not done the exchanger will stop up with scale and leave you with no hot water. Also tankless water heaters require electricity to ignite the burner, and if you lose power during a storm you will not have hot water.
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