Top 3 Reasons To Go Tankless
Tankless water heaters, or on demand heaters, have taken the plumbing industry by storm over the past decade. Units can be powered by electricity, propane, or natural gas, and often save residents hundreds of dollars a year. Big and bulky water heater tanks have become a thing of the past, and new designs are ushering in a new era.
There are many things to take into account before deciding to go tankless. How is the water flow within your house? What type of water lines do you have? Tankless units heat the water as it flows from the fixture. Without enough water flow, the unit will fail to turn on. In other words, you will be taking a cold shower. Galvanized water lines tend to flake off pieces, accumulate rust, and clog fixtures, so a tankless may not be right in this situation. Our plumbers are knowledgeable on all aspects of plumbing, and can help you decide if a tankless water heater is right for your home.
Top 3 Reasons For Residents To Go Tankless
As stated above, tankless units do not turn on, until water is flowing through the hot water lines. The thermostat on old heaters continually turn on, to keep the water within the tank heated to a certain degree, which wastes energy. You will start to take notice, upon paying your utility bills. The average household saves approximately between 30-50% per year. This amount depends upon water usage though.
- Safety/Less Damage In The Future
On many occasions, the water heater is located in the attic. That is anywhere between 30-50 gallons of water, above drywall, hardwoods, and carpet. The damage that can occur from a water heater tank leaking can be catastrophic, but a tankless may help to limit the amount of damage that may occur. Thinking ahead may save you a lot of money in the long run.
- Continuous Supply Of Hot Water
We have all had it happen. You are taking a nice hot shower, but you got in immediately after your children had showered. Slowly the hot water starts to turn cold, and suddenly you are freezing. The hot water within the tank has run out, and you must wait for the water to heat back up. With a tankless unit, this worry becomes a thing of the past.
Give us a call to see if a tankless unit is right for you. 410-695-6492