Overtime, tankless water heaters have become the popular home appliance choice compared to traditional storage heaters. Tankless water heaters have several advantages, they heat water almost instantly when needed, are compact in size, energy efficient, and most importantly these heaters can save you money in the long run. To help you get a better understanding on the benefits of going from tank to tankless, we’ve created 5 reasons on why you should go tankless:
1. Endless Supply of Hot Water
If you’ve ever experienced taking a warm shower that suddenly turns cold, it was likely that it was caused by a tank water heater running out of its stored hot water. Also known as on-demand water heaters, tankless heaters provide hot water as needed. When the hot water tap is turned on in the house these heaters heat up cold water quickly as it passes through the unit, using a burner or heating element. By heating water only when needed this eliminates continually wasted energy.
2. Less Space
If your space is limited, choosing tankless is definitely the way to go. As you may have read by the name, tankless water heaters don’t store water in a traditional tank, instead supplying hot water on demand as needed. Unlike traditional tank model water heaters, tankless water heaters are mounted on the wall. Because of their compact size, tankless heaters can be conveniently installed with limited home space. They come in a variety of sizes ranging anywhere between 30-80 gallons, but on average are roughly two feet tall and a bit over a foot wide.
3. Lower Risk Concern
One of the many benefits of investing in a tankless water heater is the lower risk of leaks, damage and safety concerns because of the design. Since they heat on demand, tankless models are overall safer, there is no large holding tank that can overheat or explode. Most tankless models come equipped with sensor monitors that can shut down the heating unit if it gets too hot.
4. Longer Life Expectancy
The tankless water heater lifespan is nearly twice as long as traditional tank heaters! While traditional heaters last about 8-12 years, tankless heaters can last as long as 25 years. There are a number of reasons why these heaters have a longer lifespan with some being less corrosion, sediment buildup and leaks.
5. Thinking Long Term
In addition to a longer life expectancy, tankless heaters are much more cost and energy efficient, about 24%-34% more efficient than storage tank heaters. While the initial cost of purchasing tankless heaters might be a bit more than traditional storage heaters, additional storage space, endless hot water and lower energy bills are just some of the few reasons homeowners have made the switch.
To Sum It Up
With that being said we understand there is alot to consider when deciding whether to make the switch to a tankless water heater. If you’re looking to save money in the long run, have an endless supply of hot water, improve energy efficiency within your home, then a tankless water heater will meet your needs and much more.
Contact Us, We’d Love to Hear From You!
Our technicians here at SPS Plumbers are more than happy to help you decide what is right for your home, budget and lifestyle when it’s time to make a decision on a water heater. For any tankless water heater questions or concerns feel free to call us at (408)622-8183 for South Bay Area locations and (209)597-9107 for Central Valley locations, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org!