REDUCED ENERGY COSTS
A tankless water heater provides your home with hot water on demand. It uses powerful electric or gas-powered heating elements to raise the temperature of the water instantly. This differs greatly from traditional water heaters, which store 60 to 100 gallons of water at 120 to 140 degrees 24 hours a day. Storing hot water in a tank ensures it’s available whenever you need it—but it’s very wasteful.
By heating water on demand, a tankless water heater runs for just a fraction of the time. It also isn’t susceptible to standby heat loss, conserving a great deal of energy in the process. As a result, going tankless can save you up to 34% on your water heating bills.
ENDLESS SUPPLY OF HOT WATER
Is it a common theme in your home to run out of hot water? With a traditional water heater, this comes as no surprise. After all, you have to wait at least 10 minutes between each shower for the tank to replenish the hot water supply. It’s also impossible to take long, hot showers if your tank is undersized.
On the other hand, a tankless water heater allows your family to enjoy an endless supply of hot water. It’s not a problem for each person to shower back-to-back because tankless technology isn’t restricted by the size of a tank.
LONGER LIFE SPAN
A storage water heater may last between eight and 12 years. The wear and tear of constantly heating and storing hot water takes its toll rather quickly. In places with hard water, this life span may be even shorter, especially if the homeowner fails to perform routine water heater maintenance.
In comparison, most tankless water heaters have a life expectancy of more than 20 years! This impressive life span—combined with the energy savings you enjoy every month—is one of the major benefits of installing a tankless water heater.
Traditional water heaters measure 60 inches tall by 24 inches wide—if not bigger! They take up valuable storage space, which may be in short supply if you live in a small condo or townhouse.
A tankless water heater is tiny by comparison—just 20 inches wide by 28 inches tall and 10 inches deep. That’s about the size of a carry-on suitcase. Plus, the unit mounts to the wall, getting it up and out of the way. If you’re tight on space, a tankless water heater is the way to go!