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It Might Be Time to Go Tankless

How many times have you given a frustrated look to at your tank water heater when you were forced to finish the last 5 minutes of your shower cold? Or, perhaps someone bathed before you and used all the hot water so by the time it was your turn, you were bound to be uncomfortable. These scenes are all too familiar and they’re unfortunately what comes with the territory of tank water heaters.

What if we told you there was a way out? Your life doesn’t have to be like this. If you’re looking for a way out, it’s investing in tankless water heaters in Calgary, AB.

Tankless water heating systems are a new and improved way of using hot water. They’re efficient, effective, provide unlimited hot water, and they’re even becoming more and more affordable these days. Keep reading while we talk about the major benefits of this kind of system.

Tankless Water Heaters: How They Work

You might be familiar with your old tank water system. The water goes in, it gets heated up, and it’s kept hot until someone uses it. While it’s not the most efficient method of keeping water warm for use, it’s certainly been the only way we’ve known how to use hot water for hundreds of years. How could this process be improved?

Well, tankless water heaters take the concept of water heating to a whole new level. Gas burners superheat water as it gets pulled into your house through the main water line. This takes only a second as it is then brought to your appliance and used as hot water. As long as there’s water coming into your home, you never have to worry about running out of hot water.

The Pros

First of all, unlimited hot water is a little more than a pro. It’s sometimes a dealbreaker for those who have been struggling with a tank water heater. Being able to run shower after shower for your family and never once have the water go cold is phenomenal.

Also, tankless water heaters have less actual interaction with water, which means they’re easier to maintain and last for quite a long time against corrosion! And don’t forget that, since they don’t keep water in a large tank, you never have to worry about wasting energy or fuel to keep the tank warm. By minimizing standby heat loss, maintenance needs from corrosion, and giving you exactly the hot water you need, they’re some of the most efficient water heating systems available.

The Cons

Well, for starters, tankless water heaters can only heat so much water at a time. If you were planning on having every member of your home use hot water at the same time then you might be in trouble. Of course tankless water heaters can be sized to a much larger home, but that’s going to cost more. These systems run best if you use a steady amount of water throughout the day instead of one large exorbitant use of water.

Also, they’re more expensive than conventional tank water heaters. This goes without saying, since they’re almost always more efficient (meaning they cost less to use month-to-month) and lead to happier customers.

Come on, it’s time to go tankless. Call Shift Air Mechanical Ltd. today. Shift Air tests, doesn’t guess!

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