With winter just around the corner, it’s time to think how your family will stay warm this winter (and we are not talking about hot toddys). One easy household hack that will work wonders is to upgrade to a tankless water heater. We guarantee it will keep you warm even after the effects of that hot toddy have worn off.
5 Reasons Tankless Water Heaters Trump Traditional Units
1) Energy Efficiency/Lower Utility Bills
First and foremost, tankless water heaters are an attractive option for homeowners, because they are more energy efficient than traditional tank units. Also known as demand-type or instantaneous water heaters, tankless units may be either gas or electric powered.
They work by heating water as it travels through a pipe and into the unit. A tankless unit provides hot water only as needed, eliminating standby energy losses that happen with storage water heaters.
If you choose to make the switch, you may be able to conserve up to 50 percent more energy and save as much as 30 percent on your utility bills. Over time, an energy efficient water heater could add up to big savings.
2) Extended Life Span
Typically, tankless units last much longer, which makes them a solid, long-term investment.
While a traditional tank water heater lasts about 10 years, a tankless water heater can last for up to two decades.
Whether you are thinking of selling your home or staying long-term, a tankless unit would add value to your house.
3) Less Maintenance
Once installed, a tankless water heater is much easier to maintain than a traditional unit. In fact, they require very little upkeep.
In many cases, a tankless unit can operate at full capacity without maintenance for as long as four to five years, saving you money in maintenance fees.
4) Higher Rate of Water Distribution
Tankless units are also often preferable, because they distribute water at a higher rate.
For example, tankless water heaters can more easily perform several activities at once, like running the dishwasher or taking a shower, which depend on the power of the same tank. With this high-volume distribution, you won’t need to worry about your shower running out of hot water – no matter how many kids are in your family.
This is possible because tankless systems do not store hot water in a tank. Instead, the unit heats the water instantly as it passes through the unit, enabling you to enjoy hot water whenever you want for as long as you need.
5) Saves Space
Another key advantage of a tankless water heater is that they are about one-fifth the size of a traditional unit. One can usually be mounted on the wall, saving you precious space in your home.
While most traditional tank units are about 60 inches tall, 24 inches wide and hold 40 to 60 gallons of water, a tankless heater is about 28 inches tall, 20 inches wide and 10 inches deep.
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