Not Getting Enough Hot Water to Meet Demand?

September 8, 2023

Instantaneous tankless gas hot water heater on the side of a building

Is your water heater unable to keep up with the demand? As families expand, so does a household’s consumption of hot water. In a lot of instances, their old water heater may not be able to heat enough water to satisfy demand.

Traditional water heaters work by heating a tank of water. The water is stored in the tank at a constant temperature until it’s needed. When the supply of hot water inside the tank is exhausted, it may take over an hour for the heater to warm up another tank full of water.

Tankless Water Heaters Provide Hot Water on Demand

You can get a bigger water heater, but this may only provide a temporary solution. Tankless water heaters are a popular alternative. Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, can provide a near-limitless supply of hot water whenever you need it.

Tankless water heaters work differently than traditional tank water heaters. The water is heated “on demand” as it passes through the heating elements in the water heater unit. Thanks to the technology used, you don’t have to wait for the water to heat up. As long as there are no power interruptions, households can enjoy a nearly endless supply of hot water.

Hot water output is limited only by flow rate. Most tankless water heaters provide hot water at a rate of 2–5 gallons per minute, more than enough to keep up with the heaviest of demands. Gas-powered tankless water heaters have higher flow rates than electric ones.

Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters provide other advantages as well. The average tankless water heater unit is about the size of a medicine cabinet. It takes up far less room than a tank water heater and can be mounted to just about any wall.

Because they only heat the water as it’s being used, rather than maintaining a reservoir of hot water, tankless water heaters use less energy.  While the tankless variety tends to be more expensive than the traditional tank water heater, the energy savings could make it worth the extra investment.

Tankless water heaters also last longer, with a useful lifespan of up to 20 years. Over time, sediment buildup inside a tank water heater can cause all kinds of operational and water quality issues. Tankless water heaters have fewer parts and aren’t exposed to the same kind of wear as tank water heaters.

Where to Find a Tankless Water Heater in Del Mar, CA

1st Choice Plumbing, Flood & Restoration has been providing expert tank and tankless water heater installation, repair, and maintenance services to home and business owners in Del Mar, CA since 2012. Our team of licensed Del Mar, CA plumbers have the tools and talent to repair just about any water heater problem. If it’s time for a new water heater, we can help you choose the best replacement based on your needs and install it in your home.

1st Choice Plumbing, Flood & Restoration is available 24/7 to tackle any water heater or other plumbing emergency you may be experiencing. You can contact us through our website or call us at 866-437-0205 to schedule a visit from a Del Mar, CA plumbing professional. Ask about our water heater maintenance and installation specials.