The Three Key Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters
Whether you’re building a custom home, remodeling your current one, or simply need to replace your water heater, you should be aware of the trending appliances: tankless water heaters.
Traditional water heaters work well in many instances but have several drawbacks. The tankless versions rise to the occasion and meet many needs that older models cannot.
We’re going to talk about the biggest benefits of choosing a tankless water heater for your home. Keep reading for more information!
Being Green Has Never Been Easier
Chances are that you turn your lights out when they’re not in use. You also probably do not leave the water running in the sink or shower.
Turning these items off allows you to save energy which turns into financial savings. Traditional water heating units preheat the water that you will use–meaning they have to constantly use electricity to retain the heat.
Additionally, when you need hot water, you have to turn the faucet on and wait for the water to warm up. This is because the water in the pipes is cold, has to drain, and the water from the tank must make its way through your plumbing to your faucet.
Tankless water heaters end up using far less energy because they heat the water as you need it and there is less wastewater while you wait for the hot water.
The Actual Cost of Going Tankless
When you are shopping for the best deals on water heaters, you will likely notice that tankless water heaters are a bit more expensive than their traditional counterparts.
You will also see that the installation is more costly–but there is a reason for this! Tankless water heaters have a lifespan of around 20 years, whereas traditional units will only work efficiently for 8-12 years.
Aside from the fact that tankless water heaters will function almost double the number of years, they also require far less maintenance and will need fewer repairs.
Finally, if you are considering ALL the costs, you will be happy knowing your family will spend less time arguing about who has to take the last shower and fighting about which member takes too long. Because tankless water heaters supply your hot water as you need it, there will never be a time that you are faced with a cold shower!
A problem that many people face with traditional water heaters is the fact that the tank must be stored in your garage, attic, a closet, or your basement.
This takes up valuable space that can be used for important items that may not be used on a daily basis.
Tankless water heaters are about the size of a large computer, which clearly takes up less room than a cumbersome tank! If you are interested in a tankless water heating system but aren’t sure if it is the right choice for your home, take some time to perform research.
Should you not find the information that you need or would like a quote on installation, call Arrow Plumbing at (501) 753-3838. We’ll be glad to answer any questions!