Like most households, most of us have a standard 40-50 gallon hot water heater. However, it might be time to make the switch to a tankless water heater. Not only are they energy efficient, they tend to have a longer life-span and also take up a lot less room in the house. Here is a better look at the benefits of using a tankless water heater.
Cut Down On Energy
With a growing movement towards being eco-friendly , a tankless water heater is a great way to cut down on the amount of energy you use. These “on demand” heaters are effective because they only heat the water when the faucet is on, using less energy than keeping a large tank heated throughout the day. Also, most of them run on natural gas or propane which is 3-4 times cheaper than electric energy. On average, families save around $100 a year using their tankless heater, which could be better spent on matching pajamas for the whole family.
Hot Water On Tap… Always
One of the biggest differences between traditional water heaters and the tankless version is that you will never run out of hot water. Once the faucet is on, water flows directly over the heating element, providing you with a constant flow of hot water. You can essentially take a hot, relaxing bath, wash dishes and still have hot water for a shower later on, in case you need to be extra clean.
Cut Down On Size
Perhaps one of the best things about these heaters is its smaller size. With traditional tanks getting up to 80+ gallons, they tend to be an eyesore in your home. Tankless heaters can be installed just about anywhere and are much more discrete and easier to hide. This means more room to store ugly Christmas sweaters and your hot wheels collection.
If you are thinking about upgrading your hot water heater, a tankless option might be something you should consider. They are eco-friendly, cost-effective and compact in size, making them a great option for your home. Summer will fly by in a moment, make sure to call Warren Andrews Plumbing to get your new tankless water heater installed before it gets chilly.