Have you begun to suspect that your hot water heater is nearing the end of its lifespan? If you’ve tried several repair solutions without success, or even if you’ve noticed red flags of a failing system and want to upgrade, there will be multiple options available to you.
When you visit the team with At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air, we offer both traditional tank format and tankless water heaters for you to choose from when looking to upgrade. The tankless water heater is a modern option that comes with an on-demand heating element that supplies your entire home with at-the-ready hot water, rather than a tank that must constantly be filled and heated. Let’s look at some of the direct benefits of a tankless water heater installation for your home.
Unlimited Hot Water
For starters, unlike traditional tank water heaters, tankless heaters offer an endless supply of hot water. This is because, instead of a tank of water that can be depleted when multiple hot water fixtures are used in a short period of time, a tankless water heater uses a high-heat component that can instantly heat your water on-demand.
This means you will never run out of hot water, even if you’re the sort who likes to take 20-minute showers. There is no restriction based on the size of a tank.
Lower Energy Costs
Because of the on-demand heating capability involved, tankless water heaters use far less energy in your home than traditional options in nearly all cases. A tank system must store between 60 and 100 gallons of water at a high temperature 24 hours a day – this takes quite a bit of energy to accomplish.
A tankless option, though, accomplishes the same end result without much of this strain. It also does not deal with heat loss, which is a common risk in water heater tanks and is another form of rising energy cost.
Both due to improved efficiency and the lack of wear-and-tear placed on the system, tankless water heaters tend to last significantly longer than tank options. Most tankless options exceed 20 years of quality life in the home – this in comparison to a standard lifespan of about eight to 12 years for tank options.
Finally, tankless water heaters take up far less space than a traditional option. Standard water tanks tend to be at least 60×24 inches, and often larger in many cases – this takes up space in the building, which is particularly burdensome for those in apartments, condos or other smaller areas. Tankless options, on the other hand, are usually under 30×30 inches in size, and are often as small as a basic carry-on bag for travel. They also mount on the wall, meaning they are neatly out of the way. For more on the benefits of a tankless water heater, or to learn about any of our plumbing or HVAC services, speak to the staff with At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air today.