Your water heater is an important part of your home’s plumbing system. You don’t really give too much thought about your water heater, that is until it is on the fritz. Whether you are in need of a new water heater right away or are doing some preliminary research; if you are in the market for a new water heater heater then you should consider a tankless water heater. Switching to a tankless water heater has many perks including lower operating costs, and they take up less space. Here are some reasons why you should consider a tankless water heater.
#1 Lower Operating Costs
The way a tankless water heater is designed to work is that it heats up water on demand. Meaning it only heats up water on an as needed basis. This comes with lower operating costs because you are not paying to constantly heat and store 30-50 gallons of water like tradition tank water heaters. Tank water heaters rely on a constant source of heat in order to maintain their hot water supply. Whereas tankless water heaters only heat up water when it is needed.
If going eco-friendly is what you are after, then you must consider a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters are more eco-friendly because they don’t require as much gas or electricity to run.
Since you are only heating water on demand you are saving on your monthly utilities leaving less of a carbon foot print.
Tank water heaters on average last about 10-15 years, while tankless water heaters will last around 20 years. While routine maintenance is recommended to increase the lifespan of both tank water heaters and tankless water heaters, tankless water heaters still last longer because they don’t store water so they are less susceptibility to sediment buildup like rust and calcium. Tankless water heaters are also easier to maintain because you have more access to them and can easily replace parts which can help them last even longer. Tank water heaters usually will have to be completely replaced after 10-15 years.
#4 Space Savers
If space is a concern, then you have to consider a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters take up way less space because they don’t have the extra baggage of a 30-50 gallon tank. All you have is the heating component meaning you can free up a lot of space where your tank heater once stood.
Tankless water heaters are a great idea if you are looking to save money on utilities, lessen your carbon footprint, and save space. While a tankless water heater will have a higher up front cost, this is usually offset by lower operating costs and sometimes even energy efficient rebates offered with certain brands. For more information on tankless water heaters or to schedule your consultation contact Lesco Plumbing and Heating today!