Having immediate access to a ready and pure supply of water is something that none of us should take for granted. The ability for that water to be heated on demand when needed is not only amazing but makes things such as cleaning, cooking and other activities that much easier to accomplish.
The most standard way for water to be heated within the home (that many homeowners use) is a hot water tank. “storage water heaters work by heating water in an insulated tank. When you turn on the hot water tap, hot water is pulled out of the top of the water heater and cold water flows into the bottom to replace it. New energy-efficient storage water heaters contain higher levels of insulation around the tank to reduce this standby heat loss.”
Another type of water heating is on-demand (tankless) water heating: “Tankless water heaters instantly heat up water as it passes through the device, allowing for an instantaneous and continuous flow of hot water, as well as energy savings in some cases. Tankless water heaters are generally an eco-friendly choice with easy and cost-effective installation and venting processes. Some of the benefits include instant continuous hot water, more durable, and it takes up less space.”
The type of water heating that you choose for your home should be based on the specific comfort needs of your family, budget and the size of your home. At Stan’s your Ottawa HVAC specialist, we can help you determine the right type of water heating to meet all of your needs and ensure that your family is able to have access to hot water whenever needed.