If you want to know what type of water heater is best for your home, ask a plumber. Professional plumbers know about the latest appliances, their benefits, and the improvements that appliance makers have developed on earlier models.
One current advancement in home plumbing is the invention of the tankless water heater. Whether your old water heater is caked in rust and needs to be replaced, or if you’re installing new appliances in a new home, these are the top reasons that you should choose a tankless water heater.
No Water Limits
Traditional water heaters pre-heat water, store it in a large tank, and then direct water through your hot water line toward your faucets, indoor appliances, and shower head. A tankless water heater, meanwhile, uses a high-power heating system to heat water on demand. So, while an old-fashioned water heater only stores a certain capacity of hot water, after which you’re left showering in the cold, a tankless water heater allows you to bathe at the same time you run the dishwasher, and lets your whole family use hot water without limitations.
Because they don’t need a tank, a tankless water heater fits comfortably on a wall. You can install it in a closet, or a panel in your basement, or even in a laundry room. The water heater won’t need its own compartment, as a traditional water heater does. They can be installed indoors or outdoors.
But don’t worry about the risks of standing near the water heater. While water heaters with tanks are incredibly dangerous, and can scald anyone who touches them, tankless water heaters are far safer for you, your family, and even your cats and dogs. They even include state-of-the-art safety features that prevent scalding water from running out of your faucets. No more hopping out of the path of the shower head.
Replacing an old water heater is a great investment overall. A newer unit will run at higher efficiency than an older, rusting unit. A tankless water heater is an even better investment. You can dramatically reduce your utility costs if you change to tankless. An environmentally friendly appliance, the tankless water heater uses far less energy in order to produce hot water. That benefits you and the world around you at the same time.
Many appliance makers offer a warranty and guarantee savings for the life of the product. This means that, over time, your water heater essentially pays for itself! And because tankless heaters can last almost twice as long as a traditional water heater, you save yourself money now that you’d otherwise have to spend on another new water heater in about 10 years.
Easy to Get Started
If you think installing a new water heater is a tough task, then you’re right–it’s too risky to try installing yourself. But if you call a local home plumbing service, a professional team can help you select the best tankless water heater for your home and its heating needs. Then, they can do the installation work for you. All you have to do is get ready for your next warm bath.