You’ve been putting it off for a while now. Your water heater is getting old, and you’re starting to hear strange noises when it heats. You’ve priced replacement units and you wonder if it might be better to have a tankless unit installed. Here are some of the benefits of going tankless.
It can be a challenge to schedule showers, especially if you have a large family. If four people need to clean up before bed, plus you want to do a load of laundry and wash supper dishes, you might not have enough hot water. With a tankless hot water heater, you have hot water on demand whenever you need it.
If your regular water heater develops a leak, it could flood the surrounding area. Tankless water heaters don’t hold water, so you never have to worry about coming home to water damage.
Tankless water heaters take up much less room than traditional ones. If your current unit lives in a closet somewhere inside your home, installing a tankless unit would let you use that space for storage. If your water heater takes up a corner of the garage, you could repurpose that space for other use.
Regular water heaters usually store between 30 and 50 gallons in their tank. They keep that water hot and ready to use all the time, so they’re constantly using energy. If you only use hot water when you’re home in the evenings, the rest of the day that energy is wasted.
Tankless units only heat water as it is needed. They use less electricity, reducing both your utility bills and your impact on the environment.
Longer Life Span
Tankless water heaters cost more to install, but they almost always last twice as long as traditional units. Most include a warranty that covers the heat exchanger for several years.
If you’d like to know more about tankless water heaters, contact John McCuen Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning Inc. to schedule an appointment today.