3 Major Reasons To Choose A Tankless Water Heater
Do you suspect that your water heater isn't going to make it through winter? Are you now looking at replacement options so that you won't wind up having to take cold showers when it's near freezing outside? If this sounds like you, you're probably looking at water heater models that are nearly identical to the one that you already have. After all, going with the familiar is the easiest option. However, it may not actually be the best option. Instead of choosing a traditional water heater model, you may want to consider looking at a more modern tankless version. These have a few advantages, including the following:
Reduced energy bills: A typical water heater with a tank holds around 40 gallons of water that is kept heated at all times. Even with the best insulation possible, the water heater will need to continually turn on throughout the day to keep that water heated. This can be a huge waste of energy, driving your electricity or gas bill up by a significant amount. With a tankless water heater, the water heater only provides heat when it's actually needed. By only heating up exactly how much water is needed at any given time, you'll see significant savings in your energy costs.
More hot water: If you have a family of more than three or four family members, you've undoubtedly experienced having the hot water give out on you mid-shower or bath at some point or another. At this point, it can be half an hour or more before more hot water is ready for use. You might think that the solution is to get a water heater with a bigger tank, but this simply isn't so. One of the best solutions is actually to have a tankless water heater installed. Because the water heater produces hot water on demand, you'll never just "run out" of hot water again.
Near leak-proof: A water heater with a tank can spring a leak at almost any time. As good as various companies are at building a durable water heater, the tank can still possibly crack and leak all over your floor, or the water may become superheated and need to vent, again all over the floor. With a tankless water heater, there are only pipes and no tank to become cracked. There is no tank of hot water that could become superheated and need vent lest it explodes. While it may not be 100% leak-proof, it's as close to it as humanly possible.
Contact a plumber to learn more about tankless water heater installation.