5 Reasons to Switch to a Tankless Water Heater?
We live in a world with constant technological advancements. It wasn’t that long ago that we watched movies on VHS tapes – now we magically stream endless entertainment from the Internet. Plumbing has experienced its share of innovation, and there has never been a better time to switch your water heater from a tank unit to a tankless system.
When you’re in the market for a new water heater, there are many advantages to consider a tankless unit, including lower energy bills, an endless supply of hot water, longer service life, space-saving design, and easier maintenance.
Switch to a tankless water heater if…
1. You want to reduce your energy bills
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a tankless water heater can be 24-34% more energy efficient than a tank water heater for homes that use 41 gallons of water or less a day. Using up to a third less fuel can mean significant savings when you get your natural gas or electricity bill each month.
2. You’re tired of running out of hot water
With a tankless water heater, you can say goodbye to surprisingly cold showers. Since a tankless system heats water on-demand, it can produce an endless stream. This is a good time to mention that tankless water heaters’ capacity is measured in gallons per minute (GPM). To take advantage of endless hot water when multiple outlets are being used simultaneously, it’s important to have a system appropriately sized for your household.
3. You want to get the longest service life
Perhaps you enjoy buying water heaters as often as possible – but we understand that’s not the case for most homeowners. So if you want to get the maximum service life out of the next water heater you buy, then tankless is the way to go. Tank systems have an average lifespan of 12-15 years, while tankless units can last around 20 years.
4. You want to free up space in your home
Is your old tank water heating taking up too much space in your basement or utility room? Well, then you’ll appreciate the compact design of a tankless system. Not only is it much smaller but it can also be mounted on a wall, so it’s conveniently out of the way.
5. You want to simplify maintenance
Tank water heaters should be drained and flushed at least once a year to remove mineral deposits and sediment from the tank. However, most homeowners forget or ignore this recommendation. While tankless water heaters aren’t entirely maintenance-free, the tasks can be less frequent and easier to handle for our customers.
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If any of these benefits have piqued your interest, we invite you to learn more about tankless water heaters. For expert recommendation and a free estimate, call Waldman Plumbing today at 781-780-3184.