If you’re looking to improve the energy efficiency of your home while also making your life a little easier, a tankless water heater could be the solution. Tankless units last longer than their standard tank counterparts while using less energy, leading to reduced utility costs. If you’re considering adding a tankless water heater to your home, check out the benefits below.
6 Benefits of Swapping Your Hot Water Tank for a Tankless Model
1. Energy efficiency.
Traditional tank water heaters need to heat water continuously, which means it’s constantly using either gas or electricity. In contrast, tankless models only heat water as you need it. Because tankless water heaters run for a fraction of the time, they can cut energy usage by 24-34% compared to your old heater.
2. Lower energy costs.
Because a tankless heater uses less energy, you’re sure to notice a difference in your monthly utility bill. Depending on how much water you use each day, you could save up to 27-50% on your energy bill.
3.Longer life span.
Standard tank water heaters typically have a life expectancy of 8 to 12 years. Tankless units, on the other hand, can last up to 20 years if cared for properly. That means up to an extra 12 years of comfortable water temperatures.
4. Unlimited hot water.
If you’ve used a traditional water heater for any amount of time, you know that there’s a limited amount of water you can quickly run out of, leading to lots of cold water during bath time. The hot water supply can dry up even faster when you have to give the kids a bath, wash laundry, and run the dishwasher. A tankless water heater, on the other hand, heats water as it’s needed for as long as it’s needed, so you never have to worry about running out of hot water again.
5. More space.
Because a traditional tank holds 40-60 gallons of water, all of that water has to stay somewhere. That’s where a tank of massive proportions comes in – all 60 inches and 150 lbs of it. Because a tankless model doesn’t need to hold water, it doesn’t have to take up the same space. As opposed to their massive counterparts, tankless water heaters are typically only 28 inches tall and light enough to be mounted to a wall. That leaves more room for the things you want in your home.
6. Less maintenance.
Water tanks typically require frequent maintenance to give them a full life – sometimes as much as every 6 months. Tankless water heaters, however, require very little maintenance. If you have good-quality water, you can go for several years without maintenance. If you do have hard water, a yearly rinse with a vinegar solution can keep your unit running smoothly.
Enjoy the Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters with an Installation by Killeen Plumbing
If a tankless water heater is making sense to you, Killeen Plumbing can help you bring unlimited hot water into your home. We’ll provide you with a free estimate for a system that will work with your needs. Then when you’re ready, we’ll install it at your convenience.
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