You need a new water heater due to building a new home, remodeling, or maybe your old one simply quit working. As you begin shopping for options, you run across tankless water heaters. This option is pricier than standard water heaters, which means you may almost skip over that option and go with the same storage tank unit you have always had. Wait, though – it might be worth looking at the benefits of this tank before making a final decision. If cost alone was the only consideration, the tradition tank-style heaters would win. Those heaters have downsides, though. And tankless water heaters can solve those downsides.
Endless Hot Water
Have you ever taken a shower after a partner or child, and the water was tepid or even cold? Storage tank water heaters can only heat the reserve water they have on hand, fill and heat the new batch. This means in houses with heavy water usage, you experience lapses in hot water. Tankless water heaters circulate water through high-powered coils and keep a steady stream of hot water flowing.
Standby Losses Eliminated
Tankless water heaters come in electric or gas options. They heat on demand with higher power usage when under pressure to supply, but because they do not have reserve water in them, they are not constantly reheating it. In traditional tank systems, the water constantly reheats, even when you are not home or using the water. Therefore, these tanks cost more than tankless systems on power usage.
Tankless Water Heaters Have Longer Lifespans
The lifespan of tankless water heaters is twice the lifespan of standard units. While a high-quality standard tank lasts a decade, tankless models can end up lasting two decades. This longer lifespan lengthens the warranty on these units and can significantly extend the coverage for repairs that might arise on tankless versus lower warrantied standard water heaters. Also, other pluses include added tax benefits, utility bill reduction, and warranty coverage for issues that might arise.
Most traditional storage tanks require a corner in a basement or a built-in storage space in apartments or condominiums. This space concern disappears with tankless water heaters, as all they need is a small area to mount to a wall. For apartments and other small houses, this consideration alone makes it worthwhile to consider a tankless system.
Contact Team Rooter To Learn More About Tankless Water Heaters
Now that you know some of the advantages of a tankless water heater, do your research to determine which system is right for you. Your water demands, the size of your home, and your budget are all critical considerations. As always, when making a decision like this for your home, a professional should be consulted to give you all your options. Call Team Rooter today to discuss tankless water systems and your options.