The Benefits and Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters
Like any other appliance in your home, a hot water heater will eventually break down and require repairs. In most cases, it will work out to be more cost effective to replace your water heater. When it does happen, you’ll have to decide what type of water heater to install, since the options have improved a lot in recent years. Switching to a tankless water heater may be a good investment simply because tankless water heaters offer many benefits and cost advantages over traditional hot water heaters.
First, when you’re considering a new hot water heater, it’s important to take a good look at your energy costs. A new hot water heater will pay for itself over time, simply by using less energy. But that’s not the only consideration.
Water heater tanks are typically stored in garages, and these tanks contain a lot of water. Keeping these large storage tank water heaters in a centralized location means waiting. It takes time for hot water from the tanks to get to our faucets and showers from wherever they may be in our homes, which results in unnecessary water waste. It’s like pouring money down the drain! Since hot water is only used at certain times, keeping a large tank full waiting to be used 24/7/365 has higher associated energy costs. Those costs can be dramatically reduced by switching to a tankless water heater.
The Advantages of Switching to a Tankless Water Heater
Tankless hot water heaters have many advantages that are well worth considering. Tankless water heaters are an eco-friendly and more convenient option for many homeowners. Tankless water heaters also have a much smaller footprint and use less energy because they only heat water as it’s used. Tankless water heaters supply hot water on demand while reducing your overall electricity use and water waste. Smaller electric bills, environmentally friendly, and you still get piping hot water when you need it? That’s a pretty big list of great benefits coming down on the side of tankless water heating.
Of course, since you live in the Valley of the Sun, it’s also worth considering a solar hot water heater (Yes, they work on cloudy days, too). Whatever your choice, all newly manufactured water heaters, whether traditional, tankless, or solar, are designed to maximize efficiency.
So the next time your water heater breaks down, give the Comfort Heroes at Donley a call. We’ll be able to go over the different options and benefits for the types of water heaters, then get your new water heater quickly and expertly installed, so you can get back to taking long, hot showers and warm, relaxing bubble baths. After all, comfort counts. Especially in your home.