Investing in your hot water heater is investing in more than an appliance. When you switch to a tankless water heater, the change comes with multiple benefits. New technology has made tankless heaters more efficient and useful than ever. Learn how a tankless heater can benefit you and find out how to make the switch. Once you decide to switch, you can rely on us for your tankless water heater maintenance and installation.
No More Cold Showers
A traditional water heater with a tank can only hold so much hot water. If you try to do the dishes and take a shower at the same time, then the tank could run out of water. Once this happens, you need to wait up to 15 minutes for the tank to refill and reheat. Unfortunately, this means that whoever needs more hot water needs to wait.
A tankless heater doesn’t hold hot water; it heats up the water as you need it. As a result, it won’t run out of water and can meet your family’s demands. Your kids won’t need to fight about who gets to shower before the hot water is gone. Instead, they can fight about other things.
Use More Hot Water at Once
Along the same vein, you can use multiple appliances that rely on hot water at the same time. With a traditional heater, you may not be able to use your washing machine and dishwasher at the same time. But a tankless heater gives you a better rate of distribution. It’s made to handle the needs of the modern day homeowner.
As long as you get a tankless heater that’s the proper size, you won’t have an issue with running out hot water. It’s best to consult with an Evanston plumber to ensure that your system is the right size.
They Last Longer
Most traditional tank heaters come with a warranty that lasts between six and ten years. However, they usually last as long as ten years. As long as you care for it properly and don’t abuse your heater, it will last for about a decade. It won’t last any longer because issues like rust and sediment build-up take a toll on the heater. Because tank heaters are always on, they don’t have a long lifespan.
Meanwhile, tankless heaters usually come with ten to 15-year warranties. If you take care of your heater, it could last as long as 20 years. Despite costing more upfront, the tankless heater could save you money. It’s a worthy investment.
If you have a tank water heater, it takes between 20 and 30 minutes to fill the reserve. It also takes between two and three minutes to produce hot water. Once you turn the hot water tap, you need to sit around and wait for the water to heat up. This is a huge waste of water, which costs you money and is bad for the environment.
A tankless heater gets your water warm within seconds. It’s highly efficient. When you turn the tap, the hot water is there in a short time. You don’t need to waste water as you wait for it to become the appropriate temperature. In a time when water conservation is key, this makes tankless heaters incredibly valuable.
In more than one way, your tankless water heater can save you money. The first savings comes in the form of your energy bills. Every year, your tankless heater could save you over $100. The second form of savings is on your water bill. As mentioned before, a tankless heater gives you instant hot water. Less wasted water means lower water bills.
Other savings come in the form of your home’s value. When you sell your home, the tankless heater could make the price of your home increase.
If you have a traditional hot water heater, think about the amount of space it takes up. A tank takes up space and limits the square footage of your home. With a tankless hot water heater, the space savings is significant. In fact, it takes up about ⅕ the amount of space of traditional heaters.
In addition to being smaller than traditional heaters, tankless heaters don’t take up floor space. They can go on your wall, which gives you more opportunities to use your space.
Get Purer Water
Over time, a tank heater begins to rust. The rust contaminates the water, which makes the water quality poor. You end up drinking rust and sediment in your water.
If you have a tankless system, you are less likely to experience rust. Your water will be more pure.
Easier to Sell Your Home
When you’re ready to sell your home, having a tankless water heater could help. Almost any prospective buyer will recognize the benefits of a tankless system and see it as an asset to your home.
While a water heater might seem like a minor detail, it could be what makes someone pick your home over another property. A tankless heater sets your home apart.
Easier Tankless Water Heater Maintenance
Finally, tankless water heater maintenance is easier than traditional water heater maintenance. With a tank heater, you need to work hard to maintain your system. Rust, sediment, and constant use take a toll on your system. A tank system requires regular maintenance, which is best done by an Evanston plumber. In addition to flushing the sediment, a plumber needs to provide other regular maintenance.
A tankless heater is used as needed and doesn’t receive as much use as a tank heater. Therefore, maintenance is easier. You can spend more time with your family and less time scheduling maintenance calls.
Are You Ready for a Tankless Water Heater?
If you want to install a tankless water heater in your home, it’s time to contact J. Blanton. We can educate you on the benefits of a tankless water heater and help you choose a better option. Then, we will handle your installation with professionalism. If you’re interested in learning more, give us a call.