How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?

Tankless water heaters offer many benefits over traditional water heaters. It’s a fraction of the size of a typical heater tank and it’s simple to use. Plus, it eliminates having to fight for who gets to use the bathroom in the morning first.

How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?


Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc. gives you a quick look at how it works and its features and benefits.

How a Tankless Water Heater Works

Most home heaters collect water in a large tank, which heats it by using a furnace or electrically powered heating elements. As the hot water gets depleted, a sensor automatically turns the water on and refills the tank while a thermostat senses if the water isn’t hot enough and turns on the heating element.

A tankless water heater, on the other hand, features a fairly simple process to heat the water. The system detects if the water is in use on a sink, shower, or tub. This turns the burners or heating element on and heats the water as it passes through. This allows virtually unlimited amounts of hot water ready to be used at any time.

Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters

Traditional water heaters take up a lot of space, which could be used for storage or even a basement remodeling project. Tankless water heaters are typically the size of a suitcase and can be installed on a wall. Since these systems are electronically controlled, you can program it to adjust the amount of heat depending on the number of people in the household using hot water simultaneously.

It also helps reduce the energy lost from constant reheating. A traditional water heater will continuously reheat the water inside the tank if the temperature drops below the threshold, regardless of whether you’ve used the water or not. An “on-demand” heating system eliminates such waste and if installed by a professional, can also heat the water with minimal energy or fuel consumption.

Go Tankless Today With Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

To learn more about heating solutions for your home, call Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc. today at (715) 245-5393. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.