The benefit of a tank water heater is that you get hot water right away to the faucet you’re using, and there isÂ constant water pressure for all the fixtures using the hot water simultaneously. Once the tank storage is emptied it takes time for the water to refill and heat. With a tankless water heater there maybe a lag time forÂ hot water to heat as it’s traveling through the heating coils, (so you may waste water waiting for the shower to come up toÂ temperature). OnceÂ hot water has reached the fixture, you’ll have hot water constantly and instantly while water isÂ flowing through the unit. The waterÂ can only flow at a certain rate through the heating coils to heat the water. If you try to use several different fixtures at the same time, the amount of water that flows to the fixtures may be restricted.
A Hybrid Water HeaterÂ combines the best of both types of water heaters. It holds hot water in a small tank to feed the fixture immediately, and it heats the water instantaneously through the heater coils. You receive the benefits of notÂ wasting water while your waiting for it to heat and more gas/electricity efficiency when only the waterÂ you’re using is heated.
For the month of April John Stevenson Plumbing is offering $300 off on new tankless hot water heater installations. Call (760) 951-0456 to learn more about tanklesss hot water heaters.