Has the time come to replace your hot water tank? If you have a tank-style heater right now, you might consider a tankless water heater as its replacement. Traditional tank water heaters have been the norm for decades, but when new technology comes along, it can often make your life quite a bit easier. There are many reasons that a tankless version might be right for you and your family.
What is a Tankless Water Heater?
A tankless water heater is one that doesn’t maintain a constant tank of hot water. Instead, it heats up the water as it passes by through the pipe. That means it only creates hot water when you need it and can create an endless supply. You’ll often see tankless water heaters described as ‘on-demand ‘ water heaters.
Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters
Here are the advantages of tankless water heaters.
1. Unlimited Hot Water
The biggest advantage of a tankless water heater is that it doesn’t ever run out of water. You can have as long of a shower as you like without worrying that you’ll run out or inconvenience anyone who wants to use the warm water after you.
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2. Life of a Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters can last significantly longer than their tank counterparts. They do not have tank walls to corrode away. In general, you can expect your tankless water heater to last about twice as long as a tank-based water heater would.
3. Energy Efficiency
When you don’t have to heat water all of the time, you can reduce your energy usage considerably. Tankless water heaters are more energy-efficient and will use less energy to create the same amount of hot water. Plus, they allow you to have more control over your energy usage. If you want to use less energy on your water, you can just use cooler water. But, because a tankless water heater always has a supply of hot water on hand, reducing your usage doesn’t matter that much.
Without a tank, tankless water heaters would take up much less floor space than a tank version does. But it’s even better than that. Tankless water heaters are installed entirely in the walls of your home because they have to be right up next to the pipe. There’s absolutely no floor print with a tankless water heater, which can sometimes make renovations much simpler.
Disadvantages of Tankless Water Heaters
There are also some disadvantages of tankless water heaters.
Tankless Water Heater Cost
Tankless water heaters will cost more upfront than their tank counterparts. As they last longer and typically use less in utilities, they typically pay for their higher cost over the long run. However, you may still need to finance a tankless water heater.
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