As the seasons change, the cooling component of your HVAC systems will gradually make way for the heating sources, notably the home furnace and the water boilers. If you are still reeling from the energy bills you spent for the summer season, keep in mind that winter is but three months ahead, and another round of heavy spending might be imminent.

Tankless Water Heater

One of the best ways to avoid this is by switching out your old water heating system for a tankless water heater in Edmonton. This device heats water instantly as it flows though it and doesn’t store any water internally, apart from what is in the heat exchanger coil. This coil is usually made from copper due to its high thermal conductivity.

Its main advantage is that your operating costs are significantly lower than that of traditional heaters. The fact that it is tankless means you don’t have to spend on standby heat in a tank.  You are actually saving on your bills because you’re not boiling water in a tank that is just sitting idly by until someone actually needs the hot water. Even though they are usually insulated, most tanks will still lose heat, which will necessitate constant reheating, in turn increasing your monthly energy bills.

Another benefit you stand to enjoy from a tankless system is that you get hot water on demand. A standard tank water system can take anywhere from 15 minutes to about an hour (depending on its capacity and model), which cannot be acceptable if you have to go in a jiffy. The plentiful continuous flow from a tankless system eliminates this needless waste of time.

If you are looking to create more space, a tankless system could be the size of a large computer and simply mounted on a wall, while a tank type could take up to 3 or 4 times that space.

Despite these facts, though, hot water tanks in Edmonton cannot be completely discounted, as they offer a significantly lower purchase and installation cost than their tankless counterparts. Also, you get the chance to pre-treat any hard water coming in since it is first stored in the boiler.

Regardless of what you think is the best option for you ahead of the winter, specialist firms like Capital Plumbing & Heating Ltd. could help you with guaranteed quality replacements from leading manufacturers such as Navien®. Such companies are also the go-to experts for the maintenance of your existing tank system, helping you stay ahead of your winter preparations.

Sources:

The Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters, The Family Handyman

How Tankless Water Heaters Work, How Stuff Works

Selecting a New Water Heater, Energy.gov