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Understanding How Tankless Water Heaters Work

Last updated 2 years ago

Tankless water heaters are becoming more popular among homeowners. These heaters provide nearly indefinite hot water on demand and use less energy overall than storage tank water heaters, as this video explains.

The operating principle behind a tankless water heater is a simple one. Housed within the unit itself is either an electric heating element or gas-fired burner. When activated, cold water enters the tankless water heater and is then brought to the desired temperature by the heating element or burner. This hot water is then delivered to the source of demand, such as your dishwasher, clothes washer, or shower. When sized correctly, these units can provide hot water for your entire home. Your professional plumber can help you find the perfect type and size of tankless water heater for your home.

If you are interested in installing a tankless water heater, contact Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 843-6904. You can also visit our website for additional information.


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