For many years we’ve enjoyed the luxury of hot water in our homes. Hot water is typically made available by a gas or electric powered boiler. A boiler is essentially a large tank that fills with tap water, and is then heated. The size of the boiler you choose depends on the needs of your household.
The Drawbacks of Boilers
Boilers have two major drawbacks. The first, they can run out of hot water. We all know what it’s like to hop in the shower only to realize the hot water is gone. The second drawback is the fact that water is heated 24 hours a day. In order to deliver hot water at any time, the tank of water must stay hot. This means that when you’re at work, school, asleep or on vacation, your boiler continues using energy.
The Solution: Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters do away with the disadvantages of a boiler because they are able to heat water instantly. A tankless system is powered by natural gas, and can heat water on demand at a rate to power multiple bathrooms and appliances. With a tankless water heater you’ll never run out of hot water, and you only pay for what you use.
Tankless heaters are also much smaller than a boiler, and can be mounted on the wall which saves space. Awtrey is happy to offer this efficient hot water solution for our St. Louis customers. Call us today for more information.