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Sep 27 2019

The Advantages To Tankless Water Heaters

When the time comes to replace your homes water heater, you have several options these days. Traditional tank storage water heaters, or tankless. Recently tankless water heaters, also known as on demand water heaters have gained in popularity. There are several advantages to tankless water heaters, which you may want to think about if you are in the market for a new water heater.   

Tankless Water Heaters Last Longer

One of the biggest advantages to tankless water heaters is that they last longer than their tank storage counterparts. Tank storage water heaters typically last 10-12 years, while tankless water heaters can last upwards of 20 years. Why do tankless water heaters last so much longer? The tanks on tank storage water heaters are made out of steel, and as you probably know, water and steel don’t really get along. Over time, mineral deposits in the water can start to corrode the steel lining inside of the tank, which eventually lead to tank failure.   On the other side of the spectrum tankless water heaters don't store water in a tank, so they aren’t as susceptible to corrosion. While limescale and sediment can build up inside of the heating components, regular maintenance including flushing and descaling can help alleviate this. In addition, many of the parts inside of a tankless water heater can be replaced instead of replacing the entire unit.   

Tankless Water Heaters Use Less Energy

The fact that tankless water heaters use less energy to heat the water is another one of the biggest advantages to tankless water heaters. Because they don’t heat and maintain the temperature of a constant supply of water, and only heat when hot water is needed, they are more efficient than tank storage water heaters. It is important to note that the initial cost of a tankless water heater may be greater, so it may take a bit for the savings to really make a difference. However over the lifespan of your water heater, you will definitely save on operating costs. 

Tankless Water Heaters Save Space

Another compelling reason to choose a tankless water heater, is they save space. Tankless water heaters are a lot smaller than their bulkier predecessors, which can free up space. Instead of taking up an entire closet, a tankless water heater only uses a small portion of it, freeing up space for extra storage, etc… Tankless water heaters are a great option for small spaces.

A Constant Supply Of Hot Water

Don’t you just hate running out of hot water? Well with a tankless water heater, you are less likely to run out of hot water because the tankless water heater continually heats up water as you use it. This provides a constant stream of hot water. It is important to consider, the size of your household and the amount of water using appliances you use. Larger households may require more than one tankless water heater to meet demand. This is where calculating maximum usage is important. Consult a professional plumber about the size of your household to make an accurate water usage prediction.  In the market for a new water heater? Thinking about going tankless? We can help! For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Rooter Hero Plumbing today!

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