Little Known Benefits of Choosing a Tankless Water Heater
Maybe your traditional water heater is in its last years or maybe you’re tired of fighting over the lack of hot water in your home. No matter the reason, you know that a new water heater is in your future.
However, before you decide to purchase another traditional water heater that requires a tank, you should know that there are other available options. In fact, the option that we’re talking about is a tankless water heater.
Understandably, if you aren’t familiar with these systems, you will want more information about them, and that is exactly what we’re going to give you! Keep reading for the three biggest benefits of choosing a tankless water heater for your home!
Energy & Water Conservation
Traditional water heaters have a large tank that holds preheated water that is ready for when you need it.
Unfortunately, these water heaters have to use a fair amount of energy to keep the water warm and must work double time when there is fresh water added.
Additionally, when you turn your faucet on, you must wait for the cold water to drain from the pipes and the hot water to flow from the tank to your location.
Tankless water heaters do not use excess energy to keep water hot. Instead, they heat water as you need it, at a moment’s notice. Additionally, there is far less wastewater created when using a tankless system than with traditional water heaters.
Because tankless water heaters do not continually use energy to keep water warm, you will notice that you will be paying less each month for electricity.
When comparing costs between tankless and traditional water heaters, there will be a decent difference in price. This difference in price, as well as the cost of installation, might be concerning.
However, tankless water heaters have a lifespan of over 20 years whereas traditional water heaters will last for 8-12 years. Additionally, traditional water heaters require regular maintenance and will often need repairs as they age.
To continue with the savings theme, tankless water heaters will save your family arguments and headaches over not having enough hot water. No matter how long each family member decides to bathe or shower for, everyone thereafter will have plenty enough hot water.
Free up Space
Traditional water heaters take up room in your garage, closet, attic, or basement. The space that is taken is often space that could be used as storage for your family’s belongings.
Tankless water heaters are about the size of a large computer, so although there will still be some space used, it will be far less than what a water storage tank requires.
You might still be unsure if a tankless water heater is the right choice for your family, lifestyle, or budget. The best thing to do is to continue researching each type of water heater.
However, some questions may be best answered by a live person rather than a search engine. When you are having a hard time finding the right answer or are ready for a quote on installation, give Oliver's Plumbing a call at (608) 834-8767. We are glad to help with any of your plumbing or remodeling needs!