There are many benefits to installing a tankless water heater so Mac Plumbing explains all you need to know to determine whether or not a tankless water heater is right for your home
Converting to a tankless water heater is a valuable investment for your home. Here are some of the benefits of going tankless.
- Traditional tank water heaters heat the water continuously, while tankless water heaters heat only the amount of water needed.
- Tankless units can reduce energy consumption by 24%-34% compared to traditional water heaters.
Lower Utility Bills
- Since tankless heaters use less energy, they can potentially lower your utility bills.
- Energy.gov estimates that the average household can save hundreds of dollars every year by converting to a tankless unit.
Extended Life Span
- On average, tankless water heaters last 5 to 10 years longer than conventional water heaters.
- With proper maintenance, a tankless water heater can last up to 20 years.
Endless Hot Water
- Most households using a traditional tank water heater may run out of hot water because the home’s entire supply is stored in the tank.
- With a tankless system, the heating elements heat water only when it is needed, offering continuous hot water.
- Traditional tanks measure about 60” tall and 24” wide, taking up lots of space in a closet or utility room.
- A tankless system is only 28” x 20” and 10” deep and can be installed on a wall off the ground.
- Water heater tanks usually require maintenance every six months.
- Tankless water heaters can sustain full function for four to five years without maintenance.
- Considering your local water conditions, you may need to flush the tankless water heater system more often.
Learn how to maintain a tankless water heating system here or call Mac Plumbing to do it for you.
For more information on tankless or traditional water heaters, quack, quack, call Mac Plumbing (931) 552-5555.