Tankless water heaters heat water directly without the use of a standard water storage tank. Tankless water heaters avoid the standby heat losses that occur with basic water heaters since there is no stored water. The alternative name, on demand water heater, perfectly describes how these highly efficient systems work. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is your Tampa area tankless water heater installation, maintenance and repair expert.
When you want hot water, or a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. The tankless water heater uses an electric element to flash heat the water. In a gas tankless water heater a gas burner heats the water. Either way, you save energy and money because traditional tank systems waste so much of both by constantly needing to heat up the water in the tank whether the hot water is used right away or not. In these tankless systems, water is never heated unless itâ€™s needed.
You know those days when youâ€™re the last one in the house to take a shower and thereâ€™s no hot water left in the tank? Forget about those days, theyâ€™re a thing of the past! Tankless water heaters deliver a constant supply of virtually unlimited hot water. You will never need to wait for a storage tank to fill up with enough hot water just to take a hot shower. Let Ben Franklin Plumbing expand your plumbing needs with state-of-the-art plumbing technologies.
Whole House Tankless Water Heaters
It is important for our customers to note, some of our smaller tankless water heaters may not be capable of supplying enough hot water for multiple simultaneous uses in large homes. Tankless water heaters typically provide hot water at a rate of 7.6 – 15.2 liters per minute. Because of these potential issues, a professional Ben Franklin plumber will size each application to determine the right water heating setup, while maintaining your familyâ€™s comfort and satisfaction.
One solution for larger homes is to install a â€śwhole houseâ€ť type tankless water heater. Another option would be to install two or more tankless water heaters, connected in parallel for simultaneous demands of hot water. You can also install separate tankless water heaters for appliancesâ€”such as a clothes washer or dishwaterâ€”that use a lot of hot water in your home.
Other applications for tankless water heaters include the following:
- Remote BBQ or outdoor sink
- Pool house or pool shower
- Remote bathrooms or hot tubs
- To serve as a booster, eliminating long pipe runs, for solar water heating systems, dishwashers and sanitation.