Tankless water heaters are well known for their primary advantages. The machines are extremely efficient, space efficient and are unaffected by the many downsides of heaters with a large water tank. However, there are other instances where tankless water heaters offer value to industrial and commercial construction projects. This overview sheds light on lesser known reasons for contractors to take advantage of tankless water heaters.
Tankless water heaters offer a unique value in that they can be used to supply extra heating support to a pre-existing water heating systems, says the Department of Energy. Dishwashers and clothes washers, for example, make use of internal water-heating systems. However, this process can be made more efficient by integrating a tankless water heater. Likewise, tankless water heaters make a great backup for solar heating systems. Electricity-powered heaters can kick in when cloudy days prevent solar devices from fully heating a building's water supply.
Remote heating solution
The architecture of some offices and large homes can make it difficult to design a single water heating system that serves the needs of the entire building. Contractors can respond to this challenge by installing multiple local tankless heaters in lieu of building around a central heating unit. Furthermore, the small size of tankless water heaters makes it easy to install the technology in areas with minimal space. This feature makes tankless heaters the perfect choice for outdoor Jacuzzis as well.
Some construction projects trend toward incorporating gas-powered appliances over electric and visa versa. The regional costs of gas may have an influence on this decision and electric tank heaters offer an energy-efficient solution in case local gas prices are too high. The cost of gas has stayed expensive despite recent price drops, according to Reuters. This trend may encourage more construction projects to integrate technology that makes smart use of electric power, especially those in states where natural gas prices have risen sharply.
Quiet heater performance
Noise pollution is another important consideration when choosing a water heater. Tankless machines are ideal for locations in need of a quietly operating appliance. Tankless water heaters won't suffer from mineral build-up that contributes toward excess heater noise. The small size of the appliances allow the heaters to be tucked into locations where noise traffic is a minimal issue.