Three Big Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters
If you are in the process of remodeling your home or simply upgrading appliances, you probably spend plenty of time researching which brands and types will offer the most bang for your buck. Before you purchase all of your new appliances, did you stop to consider your water heater?
Chances are, you have a traditional water heater that holds water in a tank, waiting for your use. As great as these systems are, tankless water heaters are gaining popularity--and for great reason. We’re going to take a look at the cost of these water heaters and why you should choose to upgrade to tankless! Keep reading for more information!
Part of the reason that tankless water heaters are becoming so popular is the fact that they are far more environmentally friendly than their more traditional counterparts.
Basically, tankless water heater systems heat water as you need it which removes the need to constantly keep a tankful of water hot. This alone saves a significant amount of energy.
Also, with traditional water heaters, when you want hot water, you have to turn the faucet on and wait for the water to warm up. This is because the water from the tank has to flush all of the cold water out and move from the tank to that remote faucet. Again, because a tankless system is on-demand, you will see less wastewater and less time spent waiting for the hot water you want or need.
If you strictly compare price tags and the cost of installation, you will find that a traditional water heater is cheaper--but not necessarily by much. When you take into consideration a few other factors, tankless water heaters quickly become the more attractive option:
- Traditional water heaters have a lifespan of 8-12 years, and typically the average is 10 years. Tankless water heaters can easily last for 20 years, meaning fewer replacements.
- Traditional water heaters require maintenance and often need repairs once they are up in age. Tankless water heaters are virtually maintenance-free and aren’t known to require repairs.
- Also, keep in mind that your family will no longer argue about how long someone spends in the shower or who has to bathe last. The sanity saved by this fact is enough for most people!
Unfortunately, traditional water heaters require a tank to operate. This tank requires a significant amount of space in your closet, attic, garage, or basement. A tankless water heater is about the size of a large computer.
Although you may install it in the same place that your old water heater was, you can rest assured that your tankless system will not require the same amount of space.
The best way to decide whether a tankless water heater is right for you is through plenty of research. If you are still undecided, we understand. Apple Valley Plumbing is here to answer any questions you might have as well as to help with estimates of the cost of installation. If you have questions about tankless water heaters, we have answers! Call Apple Valley Plumbing at 612-387-1207 to have inquiries answered and to schedule an appointment!