The benefits of a tankless water heater extend beyond the space you save by not having an enormous tank stuffed away in a closet or down in the basement. Of course, that’s definitely a benefit — perhaps the most obvious.
But there are many benefits of a tankless water heater. We thought you’d like to learn about a few of them.
As we all know, your water heater plays a big role in the overall comfort of your home. If you’re considering making the switch from a tank storage water heater to a tankless water heater, you’ll be making a great upgrade for your home.
Tankless Water Heater Benefits
Tankless model water heaters have several primary benefits, which we will discuss below. As with all makes and models, there are pros and cons to every appliance. If you have any questions about water heating, traditional storage water heaters, electric models, heating elements, natural gas appliances, gas burners, energy costs — or if you’ve just run out of hot water and have to shower in cold water, contact Meticulous Plumbing right away.
As we wrote about on our Water Heater service page, “Tankless water heaters operate without a storage tank. These space-saving models heat water on-demand, rather than storing large amounts of pre-heated water, and provide a constant supply of hot water, ensuring that only what you need gets heated. As a bonus, many of these energy-efficient models are compact and fit perfectly in your hall closet, saving you space and money.”
Let’s take a deeper look.
Tankless Water Heater Benefits
1: They’ll help reduce your utility bills.
Tankless water heaters use less energy than traditional tank water heaters. That translates to a reduction in your energy bills. In fact, the average household can save hundreds of dollars each year by making this switch to tankless units. The energy efficiency and energy savings of even Energy Star appliances often pales in comparison to electric tankless water heaters.
2: They’ll last longer than traditional water heaters.
The life expectancy os the average tank water heater will last 10 years to 12 years. Tankless systems, on the other hand, can last five years to 10 longer. With the proper maintenance, your new tankless system could last up to 20 years or more!
3: They provide more hot water than traditional tank water heaters.
The entire home’s hot water supply is stored in one traditional water tank. A tankless system, however, heats the water only when needed and only for as long as needed. That means you will have a continuous supply of hot water whenever you need it. That also translates to a reduction in energy use, which helps with utility bills and helps the environment.
4: They save space.
As we alluded to in the first paragraph, traditional water heater tanks are big and bulky. Tankless water heaters are significantly smaller while providing all the benefits of a tank.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about tankless water heater benefits. Ready to say goodbye to your old water heater? It’s common for homeowners to not even think about their water heater until it starts to fail. Now is the time to plan and upgrade your water heater before it starts to break down.
Don’t be left without warm water in your house! Contact our experienced team at Meticulous Plumbing to talk to us about getting a tankless water heater installed in your home!