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Tankless Water Heaters in Baltimore

Tankless water heaters—also referred to as on-demand water heaters—are becoming increasingly popular in Baltimore. These highly energy-efficient appliances heat water according to need: in other words, when someone turns on the hot water faucet, special flow sensing units activate the water heater. Before the water is delivered to the point of use, it’s heated (using gas or electricity) to the desired temperature by a copper heat exchanger coil. In acidic environments, special acid-resistant furnishes that can withstand extremely high temperatures can be applied to protect the unit from wear and tear. A temperature compensating valve prevents the temperature and water pressure from decreasing. At the same time, safety settings can regulate the temperature and prevent dangerously high temperatures from occurring.

Depending on the property and the user’s needs, water heaters may be installed at multiple points of use, or a single, central design might be more appropriate.

The Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters

There are a number of distinct advantages to tankless water heaters:

  • Energy savings: Tankless water heaters use far less energy than conventional storage tank appliances, since they don’t need to keep a full tank of water heated to a specific temperature. In addition, an aquastat and timer combination can be added to ensure instant hot water at limited hours.
  • Cost savings: Though a tankless water heater requires a higher initial investment than a conventional model, it saves money on heating costs, plus, it lasts approximately seven years longer.
  • Unlimited hot water: Since an on-demand appliance continues to heat the water as long as it’s requested by the point of use, there’s never a limit to the amount of hot water you can use. However, flow rate may be lower than ideal. In that case, adding multiple heaters can offer a solution.
  • Compact: A tankless appliance is much more compact than a storage tank water heater, and can therefore be more easily accommodated.
  • Reduced risk of water damage: Since there’s no storage tank that can corrode or burst, the chances of water damage are far lower.

To find out more about tankless water heaters, call Baltimore Sewer Service today!