Should You Install A Tankless Hot Water Heater?
Tankless vs Tank Hot Water Heaters
Unlike a traditional water heater that constantly reheats the water held within it. A tankless Hot water heater heats the water only when its needed.
So why do some people consider this better? They argue that constantly heating the water is just a waste. It can be a waste, especially during the summer months when you are trying to cool your house.
However during the winter this is not true as the heat from your water heater helps heat your home and is not simply lost. In the Oregon area be it Wilsonville or Portland we need all the heat we can get in the winter so your regular water heater isn't hurting you.
Let us Consider the old story of the tortoise and the hare. We all know that the tortoise ended up winning due to the fact that he was slow and steady.
The same idea can be applied to water heaters. While the regular water heater is slow and keeps chugging along the instantaneous water heater is just sitting there doing nothing until you call for hot water. When you call for water, it has to spend extra wasted energy to give you the water in an expedient fashion.
So where would a tankless water heater be of benefit?