Is there always an argument in the mornings over who used all the hot water during their shower?
Are your home's utility bills getting more and more expensive while you look for ways to lower them?
More and more, you have been hearing about the need to go green and the ways this is good for you and the environment. In these talks, you have heard about a tankless water heater. You just are not sure if this type of water heater is right for your home and family.
A tankless water heater is a way of heating your home's water, as it is needed. Your home's traditional water heater fills up with a set amount of water and keeps that water at a constant temperature set by the thermostat. When you need hot water, it is already waiting on you. However, once you have used up the water in the tank, you must wait for it to heat up again. Also, you are paying to keep that water constantly hot. A tankless water heater uses a heat transfer system to heat your water as it enters the home. These heat exchangers can be run by either gas or electricity.
You have probably had some friends tell you that switching to a tankless water heater is expensive. They do cost more than a traditional water heater, but the benefits and long-term savings outweigh the initial costs. Here are the top four reasons why a tankless water heater install is a good investment for your home.
1. All the hot water you need.
Since the water is being heated as it enters your home, you will have an unlimited amount of heated water in just a matter of minutes. You will not need to wait until evening baths are over before running your dishwasher. There will not be a rush to get to the shower each morning as family members vie for the limited amount of hot water. Simply put: you won't need to wait for the hot water tank to heat the water ever again.
2. Save money on your utility bills.
When a traditional water heater pulls water into the tank, it must heat it up to the predetermined temperature. As the heat escapes and the water cools off, the tank has to heat it again. It does this all day every day, causing your electric or gas bills to be higher. A tankless water heater does not heat any water until it is needed. This means your utility bills will be lower.
3. Longer time between replacements.
From your oven and air conditioner, to your windows and water heater, everything in your home will eventually need to be replaced. It is your goal to maintain these items so that they last as long as possible. One of the greatest benefits of a tankless water heater is that it will typically last ten years longer than a traditional water heater. If you live in your home for decades, this type of savings can add up.
4. Added value
When you sell your home, your real estate agents will look for upgrades that raise the value of your home and attract buyers. A tankless water heater is one of those desired upgrades that buyers are looking for. This will allow your agent to increase the asking price and find a buyer more easily.
AccuServ Heating and Air Conditioning is ready to help you pick out a tankless water heater that will keep your home in hot water. The dedicated staff members are ready to answer any question you might have about this and other types of hot water heaters. Please contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment with one of our installation professionals.