There are some interesting ways in which people search tank less water heaters, this includes the spelling I just mentioned. Tank less hot water heaters, technically that is exactly what a tankless is. A tankless is a unit that produces hot water on demand, no storage or storage tank needed. Ohh and tank less is actually just one word, tankless.
Have these systems become popular? I would say that they are on the edge of becoming very popular. As energy prices continue to climb we see more and more innovative products coming out helping to reduce energy use. In Toronto, the GTA, and the numerous towns and cities that encompass Ontario mostly utilize hot water tank type systems. A conventional tank is around 60% efficient when it is first built and efficiency is reduced by about 2% per year due to scale and lime buildup. A tank less hot water heater starts life between 82% and 95% efficiency but, like the conventional hot water tank, is also subject to a 2% efficiency loss per year. The benefits of a tank less system is that it is designed to have the offending scale and lime removed easily restoring the original efficiency.
In and around the Toronto, Hamilton, Oakville, Golden Horseshoe area we spend about 35% of our homes total energy bills on heating water. A tankless can reduce this by roughly 40%, thus your water heating bill can be reduced to around just 20% of total home energy needs. This adds up pretty quickly when you realize that you heat water in your home 365 days a year; winter, summer, fall, spring, it doesn’t matter it’s always hot.
Take a look at the new generation of tank less hot water heaters , they are well suited and well designed for Toronto and area homes.
Give us a call and we can answer any questions you may have as well as give you a price for a tank less.