Sometimes it can be difficult to see the benefit in “new” ways of doing things just because we are so used to how things have always been done. However, the benefits of owning a tankless water heater compared to a traditional water heater are numerous. Read below for five advantages to owning a tankless water heater.
Advantage #1. Energy Savings
Tankless water heaters, or demand-type water heaters, provide hot water as needed. Unlike storage water heaters, which store large amounts of hot water at a time, a tankless water heater saves on energy costs as it only heats up when you turn the hot water faucet on.
Advantage #2. Less in Utility Costs
Tankless water heaters, by using less energy, actually end up saving you money when it comes to your utility costs. Because you’re not routinely heating your water and only heating the water when you need it, you reduce how much energy you’re home is using.
Advantage #3. Space Saver
For people with traditional water storage heaters, an entire closet or space in their laundry room or basement typically has to be devoted to the heater. A tankless water heater, however, is relatively small compared to a traditional water heater. It’s approximately the width and height of a very large book.
Advantage #4. Neverending Hot Water
A huge advantage to owning a tankless water heater is the fact that you can use hot water and never run out. Since a tankless water heater heats water up as needed, rather than continually heating a finite store of water, you never have to worry about someone using up all the hot water. You can do laundry and take a shower at the same time without using up your hot water.
Advantage #5. Easier and Safer Maintenance
Traditional storage water heaters have to be replaced every 10 to 15 years even with the recommended annual maintenance. When a traditional water heater is damaged, it can flood a person’s home. Not only is this very inconvenient, it’s also a very expensive repair! Tankless water heaters require less maintenance as they typically only need to be cleaned after five years, and a homeowner doesn’t have to worry about water leaks or floods!
Tankless Water Heaters Are a Must
All in all, tankless water heaters provide numerous advantages, such as savings in energy usage, utility costs, space, and maintenance. Best of all, you’re able to get hot water instantly that never runs out!
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