If you need a new water heater, then you may not be aware that you have another option available to you that can offer you some major benefits. You can have your current water heater replaced with a tankless water heater. A tankless water heater is also known as an on-demand water heater or a continuous-flow water heater. The information below will provide you with the benefits of an on-demand water heater. Once you learn more about them, you may decide you'd do best to go with one of these types in your home. 

How a tankless water heater works

With this type of water heater, the water won't be preheated. Instead, when you turn on a hot water tap in your house, the water will be heated and then sent to the tap. The water will continue to be heated the whole time you have the hot water tap on. Once you turn it off, then the on-demand water heater will stop heating the water since there is no longer a need for it. 

The design of the tankless water heater

The design of this water heater is much smaller because it doesn't need a tank where the water is heated and stored. Instead, there will only be a small panel that gets mounted in the house. This smaller panel will take up much less room than the large tank did. You can find a spot to mount the water heater unit where it will be out of the way and may even be kept completely out of the line of sight. 

The benefits of a tankless water heater

One of the best benefits of an on-demand water heater is that it can help you to save so much money. You won't have a water heater in your home that's heating water even while everyone is out of the house for the day, or even when you are gone on trips out of town. 

Another great thing about a tankless water heater is you will know that you will always have hot water available to you, even if you are going to be using more hot water than you normally do in the house. With a tank, you will end up having cold water come out of the faucet or shower head as soon as the water that was in the tank has all been used, and this can be frustrating.