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For some families in the Hampton Roads area, every day is a struggle to have enough hot water to meet daily needs like showers, dishwashing, clothes washing and cleaning. One option to resolve the problem might be to install a larger capacity water heater, but often, space can be an issue. At Russell’s, we’ve found that tankless water heaters are a great solution for many families who hope to improve hot water comfort, reduce costs and free up valuable space.
Tankless water heaters are often called “on-demand” water heaters because they only heat water, using either natural gas or electricity, when a hot tap is turned on. They are extremely energy efficient and provide considerable energy savings because they only heat when hot water is needed, instead of heating a large tank of water all the time. According to EnergySaver.com, most households can save about $100 annually and always have hot water by installing a tankless water heater.
Inside a tankless water heater, cool water is drawn through a series of coils that are quickly brought up to the desired temperature using gas or electricity. As hot water is drawn, the unit continues to heat until the hot water tap is turned off. For added savings, condensing tankless water heaters redirect excess heat to warm cold tap water. This recycling saves energy because the unit starts with slightly warmer tap water and even less energy is required to reach the desired temperature.
Because of their design, tankless water heaters can provide instant hot water, especially when located in the home close to bathroom and kitchen areas where hot water is most often used. For the highest efficiency systems, Russell’s Heating & Cooling offers Navien tankless water heaters for the top of the line in condensing units.
Navien tankless water heaters use non-corroding stainless steel for their two heat exchangers and operate with internal recirculating and buffer tanks to provide seamless hot water service. Navien’s units occupy 80% less space than a standard household 50-gallon tank, which makes them an ideal replacement for small utility closets and attics.
For endless hot water and energy savings, many of our customers opt for a Rinnai tankless water heater available in condensing and non-condensing models. Even if you are running multiple sources at the same time, Rinnai tankless water heaters are built to keep pace. These units feature completely replaceable components that keep hot water flowing for a long time without requiring complete replacement.
At Russell’s Heating & Cooling, we want you to be comfortable in your home with enough hot water for everything that you do. Our experts will help you choose the right tankless water heater option for your home so that you always have hot water and lower your monthly energy bills.