Hot water heating has always been important. It is of interest that tank water heaters were first developed in 1889, with modern versions still the most common type in use. While water heater technology has advanced, these systems have remained essentially the same in concept since they were first invented – heat a tank of water to the desired temperature, and then keep it hot, so it is available when you need it. The water heater industry has now entered the 21st century, with newer, better, far more efficient systems becoming the new normal.
While a traditional tank water heater is a practical solution, it requires the use of gas or electric energy to maintain the water at the right temperature. Beyond that practical issue, these water heaters have a lifespan of only 10 to 15 years before they begin to degrade and require replacement. Thankfully, new technology has made it possible to have on-demand hot water that never runs out with a modern tankless water heater.
Even tankless water heaters are advancing to new levels. Earlier versions posed some installation difficulties, produced inconsistent temperatures, or had scale buildup that could reduce efficiency. These problems have been addressed and resolved with new features and designs in tankless water heaters now on the market.
Water Heater Innovations
Internet-connected, tankless water heaters have been developed. These water heaters use graphite electrodes and the most advanced electronic controls that avoid the buildup of rust and scale. The WiFi connected features allow the user to monitor the quantity of hot water energy used daily and to select favorite temperatures for specific tasks or place limits on hot water usage. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Bay Area, we are committed to providing our customers with the latest advances in water heating technology, installed with care and respect for your home. You can trust us to help you make a decision about the right solution for your home hot water heating issues.
Reduce Water Wastage with Advanced Hot Water Technology
With standard hot water heating systems, you must run the water for some period of time until the hot water from the tank reaches your shower, sink, laundry, or basin. About 20 percent of the water used in showering, for example, is wasted in this process. The right tankless system can help you avoid watching unused water simply being wasted as you wait for the hot water to arrive. A tankless water heater is so small – about the size of a suitcase – that it can easily be fitted into a tighter area of the home, in closer proximity to where the water is being used. These water heaters typically use about forty percent less energy and can significantly reduce overall water waste.
Pure, Clean Hot Water On Demand: The Latest Developments
Tankless water heaters are available that produce zero scaling and do not have metal heating elements that will degrade and corrode over time. These water heaters produce clearer, purer water, as there is no buildup of scale or metals released into the water. You can speak with us about the latest advances in tankless water heaters – we love our business and always stay at the leading edge as technology develops.
Practical, Smart and Connected: Tankless Hot Water Heating
What better way to streamline your home than to have unlimited, on-demand hot water from a unit you can monitor on a phone, computer or tablet? Many of our customers have real concerns about the environment and are taking steps to reduce home energy use. A tankless water heater is not only more practical, requires less room, and produces endless hot water – it saves on energy, paying for itself over time. Ready to make the switch? Talk to our team today for more information about the latest in tankless water heater technology.