Your hot water heater is an appliance that many of us take for granted. Until you run out of warm water in your morning shower or face a steep energy bill for your large business, you probably don’t think too much about the type, efficiency or condition of your hot water heater. Nonetheless, it plays a critical role in your plumbing convenience and few of us are willing to go without one.
There are two main types of water heaters: a traditional water heater and a tankless water heater. It is common for homeowners and business owners to consider making the switch from their conventional system to a tankless model. Tankless water heaters are not new but, they’ve recently gained more attention due to their valued advantages.
A tankless water heater system is exactly what you imagine, a water heater that does not require a storage tank. Instead, a tankless water heater can provide an endless supply of hot water on demand to any and every fixture in the home. Tankless heaters are designed to only heat water when it needs to be hot. This is in contrast to traditional heaters that heat and store large volumes of water 24 hours a day.
If the following benefits interest you, it may be time to go tankless with your water heater:
Less Space Needed. While traditional water heaters are large and floor mounted, tankless systems are known for their compact design. Many can even be mounted on the wall, which is perfect for homes or businesses that are limited in space.
Less Maintenance and Repairs. With tankless water heaters, you won’t have to worry about issues such as leaking and rusting like you would a traditional system.
Less Monthly Expense. Since tankless models only heat water on demand, they can save average households up to $100 or more per year. An estimated 20% of a home’s total energy costs are related to delivering hot water, so a tankless water heater investment may be well worth it for the long-term savings in energy and monthly bills.
Less Replacement. Tankless water heaters are highly durable and can last for 20 years or more, which means they easily pay for themselves over the course of their lifespan.
Still not sure if a tankless water heater is the best option for your home or business? Give us a call at Bynum & Sons Plumbing, Inc.. When helping customers decide on a tankless water heater, we consider important factors such as capacity, location, local building codes, fuel type and safety concerns.
Posted on behalf of Bynum & Sons Plumbing, Inc.