The Tankless Advantage

How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?

Tankless Water Heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. Therefore, they avoid the standby heat losses associated with storage water heaters. When a hot water tap is turned on, and a minimum of .5 gpm (gallons per minute) of flow is detected the unit ignites the burner. In an electric Tankless Water Heater an electric element heats the water. As a result, Tankless Water Heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water. Typically, Tankless Water Heaters provide hot water at a rate anywhere from .5 GPM (gallons per minute) to 11 GPM for a single unit. If a greater GPM is required, multiple units may be linked together to achieve as many gallons per minute as needed. Typically, gas-fired Tankless Water Heaters will produce higher flow rates than electric Tankless Water Heaters.

Tankless Water Heaters are also used in solar water heating systems.

Tankless Water Heaters


Some advantages to on-demand water are:

  • A tankless water heater can provide unlimited hot water.
  • The estimated expected life of tankless is 20 years, compared to 10 years for tank-type water heaters.
  • Tankless water heaters are compact in size and virtually eliminate standby losses.
  • Tankless offers cleaner water because the water does not sit in a sediment filled tank for days.
  • Tankless range from 82%-98% efficient compared to conventional gas water heaters with the highest efficiency rating of 62%.
  • Tankless units emit less CO2 gasses into the atmosphere.

With recirculation technology hot water is almost instantaneous, thus reducing long wait times and wasted water. 


Tankless Heat Tax Credit – Another Reason To Switch!

Homeowners who have made energy-efficient improvements, including an upgrade to Tankless Water Heater, may qualify for a $300 US federal tax credit known as the Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit. For a tankless unit to qualify, it must have a Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) of at least 0.82 – all condensing tankless water heaters and some non-condensing tankless qualify.

Effective Dates: December 31st, 2017 through December 31st, 2021.

For more information about this tax credit, as well as instructions on how to claim the tax credit, visit the Energy Star Website.

Product Qualifications and Credit Amount
•Product: Tankless Water Heaters
•Qualifications: Energy factor (EF) >= 0.82
•Most current Tankless Industries water heaters qualify

Interested in learning more? Call us today for a FREE consultation at (484) 319 6068 or use our online form.

Switch to Tankless Heat for a Tax Credit

Call today for a FREE Consultation!