Traditional tank heaters have been the standard source for a home’s hot water in past decades. We’re noticing that these water heaters (specifically those installed in the 90’s) are starting to reach the end of their life cycle and need to be repaired or replaced. Before you decide to get another storage-tank water heater, you might want to consider different options. With new technology making its way into the plumbing industry, we’re seeing that there are much more effective methods of getting a constant flow of hot water in your home in the form of tankless water heaters.
Traditional water heaters are very common. They operate consistently heating up water that is stored in a large tank. These heaters are simpler in design but have drawbacks. One disadvantage that many people experience is running out of hot water when you shower. A tank water heater holds only a limited amount of water and may run out depending on how much water you use. Another con is that your heater will have to use more electricity/gas to heat the water during the colder season causing your utility bill to rise. Finally, traditional water heaters have a limited lifespan of about 10-15 years. Though it may seem like your water heater lasts a long time, eventually, you will have to replace it with a newer unit.
What’s the big fuss over tankless water heaters?
There are drastic differences from an iPhone X from 2019 compared to a Motorola Razr from 2004. The same can be said about traditional water heaters when comparing them to tankless water heaters. Sure they serve the same purpose, but they have different capabilities.
Tankless water heaters are gaining popularity with homeowners because they have many benefits over traditional units. Many experts are saying that tankless water heaters are going to be the next big thing in the plumbing industry! Let’s look at why you should be interested in making the switch.
- A common complaint from our customers is that their current water heater is too bulky. Tankless water heaters give you your space back with its smaller compact design.
A constant supply of hot water
- Tankless water heaters can give you hot water when you need it. If you have a larger home, a professional plumber can also connect 2-4 units to provide constant hot water.
- You will be able to save money as they have been proven to save upwards of 25% on yearly water expenses alone. These water heaters also only use gas or electricity when you need it.
- Tankless water heaters last around 20 years compared to the 10-15 years of a traditional water heater.
Easily replaceable parts
- Tankless water heaters are more complex than a regular tank water heater but are easier to replace parts.
A tankless water heater may be the perfect alternative to your traditional water heater. While the initial installation cost may be higher, you will save money in the long run.
We know tankless water heaters are the next big thing in the plumbing industry, and we’re ready to help you make the switch!