Guide to Tankless Water Heaters

Guide to Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless Water HeatersThese days, more and more people are moving away from the traditional storage water heater and opting for a more energy efficient tankless water heater – and for good reason! Tankless water heaters mean an unlimited supply of hot water.

How does it work?

When you have a tankless water heater installed in your home, water only passes through the unit when the tap is turned on. When the water comes out on your end, the water is the perfect warm temperature.

Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

  • Endless hot water
  • No standby heat loss
  • Save money
  • Environmentally friendly


Endless Hot Water

The main selling feature of a tankless water heater is that it never runs out of hot water. Check with your technician to ensure the flow rate is high enough for the needed hot water demands of your household.

No Standby Heat Loss

Tankless water heaters are beneficial as they address the issue of standby heat loss. As hot water is never stored in a tank, there is no heat loss when the water heater isn’t operating. The only instance there will be some heat loss is when the hot water is traveling through the pipes during use. With a tankless water heater, you will never have to face the issue of not having enough hot water on hand.

Higher Costs/Higher Savings

Tankless water heaters have a higher cost at the onset compared to a conventional storage water heater. The price of the unit and installation is higher in both cases. Although, since tankless water heaters work on demand, they consume far less energy than their traditional counterparts. This means big savings on your hydro bill in yearly operating costs. Did you know that an Energy Star certified tankless water heat can save the average Canadian family $1800 on their gas bill? Tankless water heaters also have a longer usage life, 20+ years.

Go Green

Not only do tankless water heaters use less fuel than traditional storage water heaters, they also use fuel more efficiently. As the water heater produces lower exhaust temperatures than other heaters, it can be installed with economical PVC pipe. Not to mention, it uses a gas line that is already in your home, saving you money on installation costs.


Find out if a tankless water heater is right for your home. Universal Plumbing and Heating specializes in tankless water heaters. Experienced and professional technicians are just a phone call away. Contact Universal Plumbing and Heating at 604-873-3551.

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