Tankless Water Heater: What is it and why do I need it?
A tankless water heater is a space-saving, energy-efficient water heater that delivers hot water on demand. A traditional water heater heats up water and fills the tank to hold the hot water as a reserve for when you need the water. When you need the hot water, the previously heated water will empty from the tank. The water heater then heats up more water to fill up the tank. What happens if you use too much hot water in a given time period? Well, you will have to wait for the water heater to heat up some more water for you. Tankless water heaters avoid this issue as the tankless water heater heats up water on demand. It only starts working when you need hot water and the water is instantly heated. Never run out of hot water again, sounds great right?
An unlimited supply of hot water is not the only benefit of a tankless water heater. With a tankless water heater you can free up a lot of space in your utility room as the equipment is far less bulky than the standard water heater. A tankless water heater is also more energy-efficient than a standard water heater. Since the system only turns on when you need it your system works less. This results in savings on your energy bills. Also, since the tankless water heater works less, there will be less wear and tear on your unit. Less wear and tear equals a longer lasting water heater. Tankless water heaters last up to 25 years versus standard water heaters only last around 10 years.
Although the upfront cost of a Tankless water heater is higher than a standard water heater, the energy-efficiency and the longer lifespan makes the tankless water a better long term investment. Every month you will save on your energy bill. In a span of 25 years, which is how long a tankless water heater lasts, you will have to replace a standard water heater at least two times. Overall go with the tankless!
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