MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Tankless Water Heaters’

Should I Have Safety Worries about a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Now is an excellent time to have a new water heater installed for your house. You’ve probably been using the same water heater for more the 10 or 15 years, in which case you should take advantage of the newer water heating technology. Switching from a standard storage tank water heater—the basic model that people think of whenever they think of water heaters—is an excellent way to save energy and have a system that won’t run out of hot water.

Since most of our customers have concerns about the safety of their family, they often asks if tankless water heaters have any safety worries. Although any large appliance in a home has some potential to create hazards, in general a tankless system is safer than storage tank system. We’ll explain further below.

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How a Tankless Water Heater Works

Monday, September 7th, 2015

The first tankless water heater was invented over a century ago. As a piece of home technology, this early model didn’t catch on, and the water heater that became the standard for the next few decades was the conventional “storage tank” water heater. You’re familiar with it: a large cylindrical tank, stored in the garage, basement, or utility closet, that maintains a supply of water at constant high temperatures.

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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters: The Pro and Cons

Monday, July 20th, 2015

When you’re in the market for a new residential water heater installation, you have a larger number of choices than you once did. The standard water heater for many years was the storage water heater (also called a tank water heater), which keeps a supply of water in a tank at a constant high temperature. There are other options available now, and the most popular alternative to a storage water heater is the tankless water heater, which applies heat to the water as it flows through the pipes, and only comes on when there is a demand for water.

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