Why You Should Consider A Tankless Water Heater
Did you know your water heater is one of the biggest energy hogs in your home? Not only does it have to keep a tank full of water waiting for you when you want it, but it also has to heat the water to keep it at your desired temperature.
That’s why tankless water heaters were invented to replace these energy hogs once and for all.
Tankless water heaters are energy efficient as they only heat the water on demand. That means you use and heat only the water you truly need.
Why should you consider a tankless water heater?
The biggest reason many homeowners make the change is to save money on their monthly utility bills. By installing a tankless system, you’ll only use energy to heat the water when you desire it. That means no waste leaving hot water sitting in the tank. The monthly savings can quickly add up to offset the cost of replacement.
Endless Supply of Hot Water
Tank water heaters heat water and store it for use. If you use all the water in the tank, it takes time to heat the water back up to your desired temperature. With a tankless system, it heats water on demand. The more you demand, the more it supplies, meaning you can run all of your appliances, and take your shower at the same time.
Tank water heaters require a lot of space for the tank. They are typically five to six feet in height, and about two feet wide. Tankless systems are much smaller by comparison, being only two to three feet high and less than two feet wide. They can be tucked into tighter spaces, making them the perfect addition to already enclosed spaces.
While traditional water heaters will last 8 to 12 years, most tankless water heaters will last 15 years and beyond. That means almost a 2 to 1 replacement value by switching to tankless. It also means less waste heading to the junkyard.
Tankless water heaters can easily replace your traditional water heater, depending on your current setup. You can choose smaller units that are compact and fit under cabinets or in closets, that are perfect setups for including near point of use. Larger whole house options are also available to heat water to your whole house. Keep in mind these models will have lag time, for how long it takes the hot water to run from the system to your fixture.
Is this the year you install a tankless water heater in your home?