A tankless water heater is a water heater that provides heats water as needed (on demand). Instead of using a large tank with a consistent heating source, a tankless water heater only uses a heating source when required. Since tankless water heaters are much smaller than standard water heaters, they can be stored in a smaller location such as a closet or another small space like a cabinet. Some homeowners even install multiple tankless water heaters for specific uses such as an appliance or a bathroom.
Because they are tankless, they provide an endless supply of hot water while helping to reduce energy costs. Standard water heaters hold up to 40 or 50 gallons of water at one time. This large volume of water has to stay warm throughout the day in order to be available for use. This uses a lot of energy and/or gas depending on the fuel source. And while tankless water heaters are generally more expensive to install, they tend to make up for their initial cost within two years.
Reasons To Buy A Tankless Water Heater
If you're looking for a few reasons to buy a tankless water heater, we've got a few.
Lower Utility Bill
Everyone enjoys saving a few dollars, and a tankless water heater is a great way to save big. Again, a tankless water heater only uses energy or fuel when requested. As such, it does not use as much energy or fuel as a standard water heater, helping to save you money throughout the year.
Instant Hot Water
Another benefit of a tankless hot water heater is the fact that you do not have to wait for hot water. No more waiting 15 or 20 minutes after Johnny has taken his shower. Now, you can just jump in and everything is nice and warm.
No More Rust Stains
Traditional hot water heaters tend to build up rust and scale, which can cause discoloration to your appliances, porcelains, ceramics, and even clothes. With a tankless water heater, this is an afterthought. Plus, it's much easier to clean a tankless water heater than a standard hot water heater.
They Fit Anywhere
Most traditional hot water heaters have to be placed in an area where there is a lot of room. but a tankless water heater is so small, they can be placed almost anywhere. Under a sink, inside of a closet, pretty much anywhere.
And finally, tankless water heaters tend to outlast their traditional counterparts. Again, this is because they aren't constantly on and they aren't dealing with as much water. In most cases, a tankless water heater can last up to 20 years - that's literally double the life of most standard water heaters.
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to switch out your old, traditional water heater for a newer, more efficient, tankless water heater.
Call Us To Install Your New Tankless Water Heater
If you've been on the fence about installing a tankless water heater, now is the time to do it. If you've been worried about how to install one, stop worrying. Instead, give us a call at the number provided on the website and we'll make sure that you get the tankless water heater of your dreams. We also offer kitchen plumbing service.