More homeowners are making the switch from traditional water heaters to tankless versions, for good reason. There are several compelling reasons to consider a tankless water heater install. Topping the list of reasons is the convenience, the money-saving aspects, and the better usage of space that a tankless water heater provides.
When you use up all the hot water inside a traditional water heater, you'll be dealing with cold water for quite a while. A 40-gallon water heater takes about an hour to recover if it's powered by gas. Add another hour to that if it's electric. Depending on whether you have a gas-powered or electric-powered water heater, you could be shivering through showers or waiting to do laundry or dishes.
With a tankless water heater, you never have to worry about running out of hot water. That means no rushing through showers or waiting to do laundry until the water heats up. If you have guests in your home, this is especially convenient because it eliminates the risk of quickly draining a traditional heater of its hot water.
According to Natural Resources Canada, Energy-Star-rated tankless water heaters save up to 30 percent on energy. That's quite a bit when compared to traditional water heaters. This saves you money each month on your energy bills.
Storage-type water heaters, which hold water in the tanks, constantly work to heat the water it holds. Tankless heaters are far more efficient because they only work to heat water when you need the water. As the name suggests, tankless water heaters don't hold water in a tank. Instead, water passes through as it's needed. That conserves gas, which conserves money. Additionally, tankless water heaters tend to have a longer lifespan than traditional water heaters, reducing lifetime water-heater purchases.
Storage space is a precious commodity in homes. By switching to a tankless water heater, you immediately gain a bit of extra space. A traditional water heater is designed to hold about 40 to 60 gallons of water, which takes up a lot of room. It's even more so if you have an 80-gallon tank. Instead of storing water, tankless water heaters heat water on demand. This means they use less space. They are wall mounted and will easily fit into small spaces in homes or garages.
Another option when considering tankless water heaters is a point-of-use (POU) water heater. Opting for one of these water heaters means less heat is lost during the distribution of water from the heater to faucet. This is due to the POU water heater being mounted under a cabinet or closet, close to the faucet. This makes them ideal for home additions or larger homes.
The Bottom Line
You no longer have to settle for bulky and inefficient tanks. Increasing advances in technology are consistently bringing us products that better our lives. The convenience, the money-saving ability, and the space-saving ability are the reasons that are compelling many homeowners to switch from a traditional-storage water heater to a tankless one.
No matter the reason you consider a tankless water heater, we can help. Our professionals can answer all of your questions and help determine which water heater best suits your life, your home, and your budget. In addition to assessing your needs, we can install your new tankless water heater or repair your old one. To learn more or to get a quote, please contact us.