Tankless Water Heaters: Are They Right For You?
If you’re in the market to replace a water heater, now may be a good time to consider a tankless variety.
After getting over the initial phobia of not having hot water sitting in a tank waiting for you to use (and wasting a lot of electricity at the same time) here are some of the things you need to know about tankless water heaters:
1. Tankless water heaters don’t require a lot of room. With traditional water heaters there are different sizes and shapes but when you are using one of these for your entire home you can be sure these water heaters will be a lot larger than the tankless heaters. The gas tankless water heaters are approximately the size of a suitcase and the electric tankless heaters are the size of a briefcase. So, obviously these heaters are going to take less room than the traditional water heaters.
2. Tankless water heaters last longer than traditional water heaters. These days, traditional heaters last about 8 to 12 years. Tankless water heaters don’t have water storage like the traditional heaters do so they last longer. The gas ones will last about 15 to 20 years and the electric ones will last 30 to 40 years.
3. Tankless water heaters will save you money. To get a tankless water heater will be more expensive than traditional water heaters. The tankless heaters will save you money because they cost less to operate. With these water heaters you can save 40 to 50 percent on your water heating bill every month. Over time this will save you a lot of money.
4. Do you ever run out of hot water when there is more than one person taking a shower? The tankless water heater will take care of this problem because these water heaters will make sure you always have hot water. Tankless heaters heat the water as it moves through so you will never run out of hot water.
So if your old water is due to be replaced, take the time to check out tankless water heaters so you can decide if this would be a good thing to have in your home. If you have to buy a new water heater, why not get one that has so many benefits to you?