When it’s time to select a new water heater, today’s homeowners have terrific options, and the various types of tankless water heaters are top of the list. Why? The benefits begin with endless hot water on demand and flow on from there.
How does a tankless water heater work?
These energy-efficient wonders heat water without the use of a storage tank. Whenever a hot water tap is turned on anywhere in your home, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. The water is heated by either a gas burner or an electric element. Along with providing a constant flow of hot water, this technology helps reduce your electric bill by lowering energy consumption.
A tankless water heater:
Provides Hot Water on Demand
If you’ve ever turned on the shower and waited … and waited … and waited for the water to get hot, you’ll appreciate this: With a tankless water heater, you’ll have a ready, reliable flow of hot water whenever you want. To make it even better, you don’t have to worry about the hot water running out, even if you’re the third person in the house to take a shower.
Offers the benefits of energy efficiency
When compared to more traditional water heaters with a storage tank, a tankless water heater is much more energy-efficient. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, tankless water heaters “can be 24%–34% more energy-efficient than conventional storage-tank water heaters” in homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily. The Energy Department says homes that use a lot of hot water see energy efficiencies in the range of 8%-14%.
Increased energy efficiency pays off in two ways. It’s good for the environment, and you can expect to see monthly utility bills go down. You should also check with your tax advisor to see if there are any applicable tax credits for the purchase and installation of a tankless water heater.
Lasts longer than storage tank water heaters
We understand if you’d rather spend your hard-earned money on something other than a water heater. On the other hand, you need hot water. Fortunately, the lifespan for a tankless water heater is much longer than that of a storage tank heater – and those conventional heaters generally last for a decade or so! Tankless water heaters can last twice as long, and continue to deliver energy-efficient performance throughout their length of service.
The benefits of a tankless water heater
Tankless water heaters are great for homes with limited space since they’re usually mounted on the wall and take up less room than tank-style water heaters. Minerals from hard water build-up lead to corrosion and water leaks with tank-style heaters. A tankless water heater significantly reduces the risk of water damage from leaks and flooding.
Tankless water heaters are also safer because they don’t have a tank that can explode and provide better temperature control, so you’re less likely to get burned by the hot water. Because build-up causes tank-style heaters to rust and corrode, those harmful toxins make their way into the water lines. Tankless water heaters eliminate this risk by distributing safer, purer water throughout your home.
Tankless Water Heater Installation Professionals
Buying a tankless water heater is a big investment. If you decide a tankless water heater is the way to go, the size of your home will help determine the size of the heater you need, whether you need more than one, and where the heater(s) should be located.
Which tankless water heater is best for you? One of our professional, experienced plumbers will be glad to visit your home, assess your unique needs, and recommend the type of water heater that would best meet your expectations and budget. Be sure to ask about special promotions!