Thinking about a Tankless Water Heater?
Ever have to stand in line to get into the shower when you are already running late, only to have to jump into an arctic ice bath you can tolerate for about two seconds? If so, losing the tank on your water heater may make sense for you. Tankless water heaters have been used in countries such as Japan and Europe for years due to tighter living quarters, and are just now gaining popularity in the United States. Tankless water heaters are also known as “on demand” water heaters because they heat the water as it comes through the unit as opposed to continually having to warm the water stored in a large tank.
Here are some of the advantages to a tankless water heater:
- Efficiency – Tankless water heaters can use anywhere from 30 to 50 percent less energy than a tank style water heater. It takes a lot of work to keep 40 to 50 gallons of water hot.
- Shelf Life – Tankless water heaters typically last between 5 to 10 years longer than tank-style water heaters. Traditional water heaters usually last around 10 years, whereas a tankless can last between 15 – 20.
- Space – Tankless water heaters are easily installed on a wall, outdoors, or even under a cabinet or in a closet for some of the smaller models.
- Savings – While the upfront cost of a tankless water heater is more than a traditional water heater, you can save as much as 20 percent off your water heating bills. Certain models also qualify for a $300 federal tax rebate through 2013.
- Flooding – Tanks on traditional water heaters may rupture, leaving you with a mess on your hands.
A Tankless Water Heater Means No More Cold Showers
Lastly, tankless water heaters provide homeowners with a continuous hot water supply, so no more cold showers when your children or significant other decide they need to spend an hour shampooing their hair. There are a lot of factors to consider when purchasing a new water heater, whether it has a tank or not, and our dedicated team of professionals is skilled at finding a solution which makes the most sense for you, the homeowner. Our team is available during the day, in the evenings, or on the weekend and will find a time which works best with your schedule if you have been thinking of replacing or upgrading your water heater.
– Mike F., Service Manager