Tankless Water Heater

On-Demand Tankless Water Heater Installation in Greater Olympia

Learn about the differences between low and high efficiency water heaters.

A tankless water heater, also called an on-demand water heater, only begins to heat water when a demand is made by opening a hot water tap, turning on a dishwasher, or operating a washing machine.

Pacific Air Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. offers FREE on-demand tankless water heater quotes throughout Washington. Contact us today to schedule your appointment! We service Rochester, Lacey, Olympia, Shelton, Lakewood, and the surrounding areas in and around Tenino, Winlock, Tacoma, Dupont, Elma, Yelm, Chehalis, Centralia, and more!

How a Tankless Water Heater Works

No hot water tank is required (thus the "tankless" designation) because the water is heated on the way to its destination. The flow of water triggers gas burners or an electric heating element inside the heating unit.

When the tap is closed, the heat goes off and energy consumption stops. Because a tankless water heater eliminates standby heat loss, you're not paying to continually reheat water in a tank.

This makes any tankless water heater inherently more efficient than any tank-type water heater.

High Efficiency Tankless Water Heater

Dr. Energy Saver is replacing a leaky, gas-fired water heater with an energy efficient tankless water heater. Among the many advantages of tankless water heaters is the fact that you never run out of hot water, because the water is heated on demand.

Tank Or Tankless Water Heater?

Tankless water heaters are used extensively in Europe, where energy costs are much higher than they are here. Case studies have demonstrated that replacing an old tank-type water heater with a tankless model can cut water heating expenses by as much as 45%. Tankless heaters fueled by natural gas and propane are more efficient than electric models.

Energy efficiency isn't the only benefit you enjoy with a tankless water heater. While a tank-type water heater can actually run out of hot water, a tankless model can provide an endless supply, as long as there aren't too many users at one time.

A gas tankless water heater system diagram

Illustration of a Gas Tankless Water heater, with copper heat exchange system.

Installing a Tankless Water Heater System

Tankless water heaters are very compact. A house-size model is about the size of a suitcase, and can be mounted on the wall.

Gas-fired models must be vented to the outdoors, but many of these utilize direct-vent technology, which means that no chimney is required.

Instead, exhaust gas is vented outside through a PVC pipe that extends through an exterior wall.

That's right! Tankless water heaters are so good at transferring all the heat from burning fuel to the water, that the exhaust gas is cool- so no heat is wasted up a chimney! That's how it can use plastic pipe to exhaust out the sidewall of your house instead of up a chimney.

If you are interested in saving money on water heating by installing a tankless water heater, talk with Pacific Air Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. about a free water heater upgrade quote!

We serve Lakewood, Rochester, Shelton, Lacey, Olympia and throughout WA.

Tankless Water Heater Pros And Cons

PROS:

  • Energy Efficiency: A tankless model cuts water heating expenses by as much as 45%.
  • Endless hot water: Maintains the flow of hot water as long as the tap is open.
  • Compact size: Provides many installation options for your home.
  • Long-Lasting: Tankless water heaters typically last longer than tank-type water heaters.
  • No Standby heat loss: There isn't any standby heat loss from a tank of hot water siting all the time.
  • On Demand: When you're sleeping, at work, or on vacation: it's completely off. It's only on when you need it to be on.

CONS:

  • Cost: More expensive than most tank-type water heaters.
  • Well Water Transfer: If you have well water with lots of minerals in it, a tankless water heater is not the best choice.

Start Saving Energy and Money With A Water Heater Upgrade.

Call 1-888-914-4171 or contact us online to schedule a free home inspection and water heater estimate. We also offer a comprehensive home energy audit.

We service Lakewood, Rochester, Shelton, Lacey, Olympia, Dupont, Elma, Yelm, Chehalis, Tacoma, Tenino, Centralia, Winlock, and more!

 

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Pacific Air Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.
2727 Martin Way
Olympia, WA 98506
1-360-339-6700
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