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.
There are a number of distinct advantages to tankless water heaters:
To find out more about tankless water heaters, call Baltimore Sewer Service today!