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Reasons to Buy Tankless Water Heaters

September 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Many homes are equipped with the traditional tank water heaters versus the tankless system. There is no one solution for every person, so we are going to explore the reasons why you may want to consider a tankless water heater installation.

First, let us consider the benefits of the current system, the tank heater. The tank heater has some obvious benefits, one of them being a constant supply of hot water stored in a tank and ready for use. This system has also been tried and true for several years with a whole host of ready solutions in the event of a breakdown. A tank heater is probably already installed in your home, so there is no need to procure a new unit and pay for its installation.

However, there are a few areas where the tank water heaters are inefficient in comparison to a tankless system. While it is a benefit to have water ready in a tank, the truth is, the water sits in the tank most of the day before ever being used. The water in the tank needs to maintain temperature, so the heater must be constantly keeping the water hot and under pressure. This is a very inefficient use of energy and unrealistic when compared to the actual daily usage of hot water in the average home.

A tankless water heater, on the other hand, only heats water when water is needed. This makes the tankless system the “green” or more energy efficient solution. The obvious concern is whether the tankless water heater can produce hot water on demand as it claims. This is definitely a valid worry, especially with more persons in a household. However, consider that not all tankless water heaters are created equal. When you buy tankless water heaters, it is important to do your research on the specific product to find out what its track record has been and what other consumers have said about that particular model.

Aside from conserving energy, tankless water heaters also conserve space. Whereas the tank system requires space for the tank unit itself, the tankless water heater is so much smaller in comparison; it can be mounted on the wall.

Another concern has been the cost to install a tankless water heater. Consider for a moment that the reason you may be thinking about installing a new water heater is perhaps because the current one is getting old or showing signs of its age. So if you are in this situation, you will need to spend money on a new unit to install anyhow. So what would the difference be between a tank versus a tankless water heater in this case? Well, a tankless water heater’s life expectancy is double that of a tank unit.
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