Are Tankless Water Heaters Gas or Electric? | TF Complete

Are Tankless Water Heaters Gas or Electric?

Choose the on-demand water heater that’s best for your home.

water heater Norfolk, MA When it comes to your home comfort equipment, it pays to invest in quality and efficiency. This is certainly the case for your hot water system. A reliable, energy-efficient water heater is essential for getting through your day. It ensures that you can bathe and wash clothes and dishes. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has found that the average American home uses about 20% of its energy heating water — the largest share after heating and cooling.

At TF Complete Heating & Cooling, we’re committed to ensuring the comfort of homes in Norfolk and throughout our Massachusetts service area without breaking the bank. If you want plentiful hot water on demand and reduced energy spending, you can’t go wrong with a tankless water heater.

How do tankless water heaters save you money?

Unlike traditional water heaters, tankless water heaters don’t store hot water for distribution in the home. Instead, they heat water on demand whenever an appliance or fixture needs it. When properly sized, a tankless water heater will generate virtually endless hot water for you.

This process eliminates “standby losses.” Storage tank water heaters are sometimes referred to in our business as “reheaters” because they reheat unused water over and over again. This means you’re spending money to heat up water you aren’t using. The DOE estimates that tankless water heaters can be up to 34% more efficient than traditional units. They also tend to have longer service lives than storage tank units.

How are tankless water heaters powered?

You can find tankless water heaters powered by electricity, natural gas and propane. While gas-powered tankless systems can be slightly more expensive than electric products to purchase and install, they also tend to have higher flow rates (the amount of hot water they can generate on demand).

Depending on the comparable rates of gas and electricity in your area, tankless gas water heaters might have a longer or shorter recoup period than electric alternatives. It’s a good idea to speak to a trustworthy HVAC technician (like a Tom Fricker team member) before choosing a tankless model.

How big are tankless water heaters?

One of the other significant benefits of going tankless is that on-demand systems take up a lot less space than storage tank models. They’re typically wall-mounted and about the size of a suitcase. You can save up to 12 square feet of floor space.

TF Complete Heating and Cooling — Your Tankless Water Heater Connection!

When you come to us to upgrade your hot water system, we’ll work hard to find a product that works for your family’s needs and budget. We sell and install top-quality tankless water heaters that will allow you to enjoy long, steaming hot showers even when the dishwasher is running.

For oil-heated households, we also install indirect-fired water heaters, which use heat from your boiler to warm up water. Households with a high demand for hot water can pair these products with a high-efficiency boiler and significantly lower their water heating costs. Additionally, indirect-fired systems usually have lifetime warranties for the original purchaser.

Contact the Tom Fricker team to get a FREE estimate on a new, energy-efficient water heater.

mail Contact us today to schedule a routine maintenance visit. If you need an emergency repair, please call our office right away at 508-507-6702, and we will get to your home as soon as we can.