Have you considered switching to a tankless water heater? Here are the top reasons why more people are upgrading their water heaters to tankless models.
How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?
While hot water tanks heat and store hot water to be used throughout your home, tankless water heaters use burners to heat water instantly on demand, sending hot water to where you need it, when you need it. Because tankless units heat the water as you need it, they do not require the large storage tank that conventional water heaters do. This also means that, with a tankless model, you never run out of hot water.
What are the Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters?
Continuous Hot Water
One of the biggest reasons why more people are choosing tankless water heaters over conventional hot water tanks is the access to continuous hot water. This means no more waiting around for the hot water tank to refill before you can take a shower! Because tankless models heat water instantly as you need it, you can use hot water as often as you want without worrying about it running out. This is especially beneficial for those who have large households with multiple people showering, doing laundry, and using hot water every day.
Efficiency & Monthly Savings
Tankless water heaters only heat water when you need it, as opposed to hot water tanks, which are always working to keep the water in the tank hot in case you need it. Because of this, tankless models are considerably more energy efficient than conventional storage tank heaters. That translates to a smaller environmental footprint as well as savings on your energy bill.
Conventional water heaters usually last about 8 to 12 years on average, while tankless water heaters generally last around 20 years before they need to be replaced. Many people love tankless models for the convenience and cost-savings of having their water heater for about twice as long as a hot water tank.
Conventional hot water tanks typically hold 40 to 60 gallons of water, which means they take up a significant amount of space in your home. Tankless water heaters are much smaller, wall-mounted units that don’t require a lot of space. This makes them a great option for those with small homes where every inch of space is precious real estate.
Are you ready to upgrade to a tankless water heater? Get in touch with Impetus Plumbing & Heating today. Our team of experienced professionals is here to ensure that your new water heater is installed expertly. We are also happy to recommend specific models that fit with your individual home’s needs.