Imagine getting hot water on demand, any time you need it, while also saving energy! That’s what you get with a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, use high-powered burners to rapidly heat water as it runs through a heat exchanger and deliver it directly to your faucets or shower without storing it in a tank, therefore saving energy, and offering instant hot water, any time. You won’t have to worry about waiting for your water to get hot, or running out of hot water ever again. If that’s not reason enough to switch to a tankless water heater, we are going to tell you about some more benefits of a tankless water heater.
How Tankless Water Heaters Work
Tankless water heaters heat water directly. When you turn on the hot water the cold water will travel through a pipe, into the tankless water heater unit. The water is quickly heated by a gas burner or an electric element. This is what allows the endless supply of hot water. As long as you have running water, your tankless water heater can heat it. With a traditional water heater, there is only so much water stored and heated, and once that supply runs out, you have to wait for the water to sit in the tank and heat up. Tankless water heaters can typically provide 2 to 5 gallons of hot water per minute, and the gas burning tankless water heaters can produce even higher flow rates than electric models. That’s a lot of hot water!
Tankless Water Heater Advantages
Saves you money over time. Gas burning tankless water heaters typically save homeowners over $100 every year, and electric tankless water heaters still save homeowners around $44 per year according to the US Department of Energy.
They are more energy efficient. Because of the fact that tankless water heaters heat water on demand, instead of constantly using energy to heat water sitting in a tank they are much more energy efficient. In fact, according to Energy.gov, “For homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, tankless water heaters can be 24% to 34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters.”
They have longer, more useful lives than traditional water heaters. A tankless water heater will typically last 20 to 30 years, which is about double the lifespan of a traditional water heater.
They save space. Tankless water heaters are small and are able to be installed in tight or small spaces. They are even able to be installed on outside walls if your home is space constricted.
Saves you even MORE money. Tankless water heaters come in both gas and electric models. This means you won’t have to re-work your home’s infrastructure and invest in pricey labor-intensive installation methods.
You’ll have hot water whenever you need it. We mentioned it before, but we’re saying it again because this is such a great perk of having a tankless water heater. With tankless water heaters, you won’t even have to wait 10 or 15 seconds for your water the be hot. With traditional water heaters, there is usually a wait for your water to become hot because they have a larger volume of water they must heat.
Are you ready to start enjoying all the benefits of a tankless water heater?
Discuss your different options with a professional plumber you can trust today! We’ll help you decide on the type, size, and brand when it comes to your tankless water heater options.