Tankless water heaters have been on the market for a while now and are being installed in more and more homes and businesses. The tankless water heater has a number of advantages over the conventional tank water heater that we are used to.
Advantages of a Tankless Water Heater
A tankless water heater is an efficient heater that heats and delivers hot water only when needed. This saves you as much as 40% in energy costs over a conventional heater. Because there is no tank that has a capacity limitation like a conventional hot water heater, the tankless option delivers an endless flow of hot water on demand. This eliminates the need to do tasks such laundry, shower and wash dishes at different times. When the water flow ceases the heater shuts down and saves energy in the process. Tankless water heaters do not have the heat loss associated with regular hot water heaters do.
The space saving design of tankless hot water heaters can be installed on almost any wall in your home.
Replacing that Water Heater?
Before replacing a conventional water heater, you should investigate the possibility of installing tankless system. The cost of replacing the system with a tankless system will quickly pay for itself in energy savings.
The tankless system will save space and give you that continuous flow of hot water on demand. Tankless systems can be electric system or gas systems.
So when you start hearing those signs form your water heater that tells you replacement may be necessary soon, start researching the tankless systems and compare all the costs associated with each. Compare installation, energy savings and the convenience of each system and then make your choice.
How Do You Know a Water Heater Needs Replacement?
The conventional water heater in your home will give you signs that tell you that replacement is in its future.
If the hot water takes longer and longer to get to your faucet you may very well be experiencing a heater failure. Whenever you experience flow spurts from your faucet that could also be a sign that your water heater is going to fail. Loud clanking type signs from your water heater can signal a problem with sediment in the tank. Of course, when the heater leaks we all know that we need to call the plumber t check the heater out.
So, if you are ready for replacement of that water heater don’t overlook the attractive alternative of a tankless water heater.
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