Are you in the market for a new water heater but aren’t sure if you should choose the traditional route or a tankless version? This decision can often be difficult to make, especially if you don’t have the correct information on this trending appliance.
Some people are led to believe that tankless water heaters are overly expensive or won’t do the job they need–unfortunately, these people are misinformed. We are going to discuss the top 3 benefits of tankless water heaters and why you should consider this option when choosing how to heat your home’s water!
Conservation of Water & Energy
Choosing environmentally friendly appliances is important to keep costs down and for doing your part to stay green. Tankless water heaters use less energy and allow for a more efficient distribution of warmed water.
These two components ensure that your home is environmentally friendly but also consistently saving you money. A tankless water heater operates by heating water as you need it, instead of keeping water hot in a tank indefinitely.
This allows you to have hot water ‘on-demand,’ and spend less time waiting at the faucet for the cold water to flush from the line. Because your water is heated as you need it, less energy is used keeping it hot; because there is hot water almost instantly, less water is wasted while waiting.
The Truth About Costs
When comparing the cost of tankless water heaters and traditional water heaters, you may notice that they are similarly priced. After shopping around, you find out that the real difference in cost comes from the installation.
Tankless water heaters are a bit more complicated to install, hence the higher installation fee–however, these devices can last more than twice as long as the traditional units.
Additionally, because a tankless water heater does not have to constantly keep water warm, it obviously uses less energy. When less energy is used, it reflects on your electric bill. Aside from the monetary savings, it can also save your family the headache of waiting for a water tank to refill and reheat. This results in fewer arguments and no cold showers!
Saving Space in Smaller Areas
A traditional water heater takes up space in your garage, attic, basement, or closet. Although you might not see or notice it every day, it is there and it is taking up valuable storage space.
A tankless water heater is about the size of a large computer, meaning it will take up far less space. This newly found space might be perfect for storing winter clothes or may just no longer be an eyesore!
Although tankless water heaters have numerous benefits, you may still be unconvinced. We understand that this appliance is a big investment and has the responsibility of keeping your family’s water warm for showers, cooking, and cleaning.
The best way to find out if this option is right for you is to research actual costs, speak with friends and family who have both water heaters, and consider your home’s hot water usage.
If you are curious about more information or the cost of installation of a tankless water heater, give Affordable Plumbing, Rooter and Water Heaters a call today! We would love to answer any questions you may have regarding how these water heaters operate or the installation process!