A tankless water heater can be slightly more expensive than using a traditional tank, but prices have come down significantly recently. If you can manage the initial costs, going tankless offers numerous advantages over the alternative.
Cost Effectiveness through Energy Savings
A traditional hot water heater stores anywhere from 20 to 80 gallons of hot water all the time. This means that you are burning gas around the clock so you can have hot water a few times a day. Crazy, right?
With a tankless heater, water is flash heated. That means it gets hot instantly and never runs out. When you’re finished using the hot water, the heating stops as well, which stops your utility use until the next time you turn on the hot water. This translates to an average savings of 40%-60% on your monthly utility bill.
Convenient and Space Saving
When comparing a conventional water heater to a tankless heater in terms of space utilization and convenience, tankless comes out the clear winner. First of all, tankless units are tiny! You can mount one to the wall inside a closet and barely lose any space. Second, a tankless heater never runs out of hot water.
With their flash-heating technology, a tankless heater will outlast even the most indulgent shower taker.
Longer Lasting, Cleaner Water and More Effective
On average, the lifespan of a traditional tank heater is 10 to 15 years. Thankless heaters will typically last twice as long and most manufacturers offer incredible warranties for ten years or more. And while we’re on the subject, do you have any idea what could be in your old tank heater after 10 years of constant burning? It’s not pretty.
Over time, traditional tank heaters accumulate metals, rust and other debris. This stuff mixes in at high temperatures 24 hours a day and then you bathe in it... Yikes! On the other hand, tankless heaters have no rust buildup and rarely need maintenance, making the decision to switch almost a no brainer.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can transition to a tankless water heater in West Georgia or East Alabama, contact a certified installer such as Bryant’s Plumbing Service.