The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater
What’s the natural tendency when your old storage tank water heater finally calls it quits? Sure, you replace it with another. You might switch from electric to gas or the other way around, but why give up on storage tanks?
Well, maybe you give up when you find a better option. For you, “better” might just be a tankless water heater.
Tankless water heaters, just as the name suggests, have no storage tanks. Instead, the unit’s heat exchanger (about the size of a briefcase) is wall-mounted, thus freeing up added storage space once your storage tank is removed.
Here are more reasons to consider going tankless:
Easier on the environment and your wallet. Tankless water heaters provide only the amount of hot water you need, when you need it. By contrast, storage tank units hear your water 24/7. As such, you can expect to save up to 50% on your water heating costs. That adds up to $1,700 in energy savings over the lifetime of your new system!
Plenty of hot water for everyone. With the right sized system, you’ll have all the hot water you need, even during times of peak usage – like your family’s own version of morning rush hour.
Whole-house and point-of-use options. Tankless water heaters provide a level of flexibility storage tank units simply can’t. Let’s say, for example, you add a new bathroom as far away from your storage tank system as possible. To ensure that sink has plenty of hot water, an under-sink unit can be installed just for that purpose.
Years of worry-free use: Tankless water heaters typically last 20 years and longer, while the average lifespan of a storage tank system is 10 – 15 years. That at saves you even more money over the long haul.
Time for a new water heater? Today, we invite you to Arnold & Sons Plumbing for a free hot water needs analysis and new water heater proposal. Tankless or otherwise, we’ll make sure you have all the hot water you need.