Why Tankless Water Heaters Have The Advantage
Let’s talk about tankless water heaters. When you think about it, having the ability to turn on a tap and have instant access to clean and warm water is one of the greatest things we have today! Modern plumbing methods have given us clean water we can all drink, while water heaters let us have access to warm water almost immediately.
Most households heat water in a ridiculously wasteful way. We fill up 40 to 50-gallon storage tanks and then use energy 24/7 to make sure there is hot water when we need it.
But many times it doesn’t work out that way when a teenager takes a long shower or a spouse settles in for a long soak in the tub, it can take a long time for the emptied tank to reheat.
Water heaters can also be a big drain on your utility bills.
Here at South End Plumbing, we would like to help you find a happy compromise between warm water and low utility bills!
Some of the many benefits of tankless water heaters include:
- Eco-friendly- Tankless water heaters use much less energy to heat the water, so they provide a water heater option that is much kinder to the environment and your wallet!
- Saves Space- The tank of the water heater is what takes up so much space. Without the tank in your water heater, you can actually hide away your tankless heater in a small closet or another small nook in your home.
- Less Waste- When you have a traditional water heater, you are constantly paying to heat water that you are only occasionally using. Tankless water heaters create much less energy waste. Additionally, because you don’t have to wait for your warm water to come from your tank, you waste less water. A typical gas-fired tank wastes 40 to 50 percent of the fuel it burns.
- Longer life span- Tankless water heaters can last 5-10 years longer than a traditional water heater.
- They are safer- They won’t spill gallons of water if they get a leak, they won’t harbor legionella bacteria, or tip over during an earthquake.
If you’d like to know more about water heaters, give us a call here at South End Plumbing today.