A tankless water heater might be the right fit for your home
If your current water heater is on its way out and you’re looking for a new water heating solution for your home, it might be time to give a tankless water heater some serious consideration.
Here’s how a tankless water heater will improve your hot water experience:
Tankless water heaters don’t require a hot water storage tank. Instead, they produce hot water on demand—whenever you need it—as long as there’s fuel or energy to heat it. Plus, you only pay for the hot water used.
Thanks to rugged construction and materials, tankless units have a lengthy lifespan. With proper care, they can last over 20 years. In most cases, tank water heaters offer a service life that spans 10 to 15 years.
By not storing hot water, tankless water heaters lower energy consumption and offer homeowners potential energy savings. When heated water is stored in a tank, heat constantly leaks out of the walls. A hot water tank energizes 3-4 times a day without even using any water. What a waste! With a tankless unit, water is heated quickly—and only when it’s needed—making it much more energy-efficient.
With the current high price of real estate, many homeowners are choosing to live in smaller homes. Tight space makes it challenging to fit in a 40- or 60-gallon storage tank. A tankless water heater can be placed on a wall and out of the way, providing more usable ground space in your home.
Tankless water heaters reduce consumption of non-renewable fuel sources and most models have replaceable parts, leaving less of a long-term impact on the environment.
As you’ve read, there are plenty of advantages to going tankless. But we have to let you know that there are a few disadvantages too—we couldn’t call ourselves trustworthy if we didn’t give you all the info.
There may be added installation costs when switching from a conventional water heater to a tankless one. Tankless water heaters often require new venting and gas lines as part of the installation. Don’t despair! The additional costs begin to recover with the energy savings of not constantly re-heating water in a tank.
While a large tank filled with hot water is definitely wasteful, it’s also convenient—especially when your family’s needs include showers, laundry, and clean dishes. While a tankless water heater is more efficient than a conventional unit, its output is limited. This disadvantage is why it might make sense to install more than one tankless heater in your home.
We are more than happy to help you find the best tankless water heater for your needs.
If you’re thinking about taking the plunge with a tankless water heater, give us a call at 250.465.2490. You can also contact us online.