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Why You Should Switch to a Tankless Water Heater


There has long been a debate about the costs and benefits of tankless water heaters versus those of their traditional storage tank water heaters. It is true that each style of water heater has its drawbacks as well as its benefits, but overall, the benefits of installing a tankless water heater far outweigh the costs.

Imagine never having to wait more than a few short seconds for hot water again! That is a luxury only a tankless water heater can provide! Let's take a look at some more benefits to switching to a tankless water heater.

Energy Efficiency

conservationTo begin with, traditional water heaters can’t match the energy efficiency of the tankless unit. How do tankless systems manage to save so much energy? Think of it this way:

A traditional storage tank water heater works by collecting water in the tank and heating it. That water is then held in the tank until it is needed.

His all sounds fine, if you happen to be taking a shower or bubble bath at the exact time the tank finishes heating up, otherwise, all of that water is just going to have to be heated up again and again until it is needed.

That can't be the most efficient way to heat water. Well, it's not. Tankless water heaters offer a better option: heat water only when and as it is needed! That way you won't waste energy heating water just to have it get cold again before you use it.

Economic Benefits

costAnother advantage to the efficiency of tankless water heaters is that it also comes with energy savings!

Switching to a tankless water heater can save you 10-15% on your monthly energy bill. While that may not sound like much, it can add up to as much as $100 or more in energy savings every year!

One of the only disadvantages to tankless systems is that they can cost anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars to install, to a couple of thousand dollars.

While this may seem steep, keep in mind that most tankless water heaters can last as long as twenty to thirty years, twice as long as traditional units, so you won't have to worry about the cost of replacing your water heater for longer.

Space Saving

spaceIt should go without saying that another benefit of tankless water heaters over traditional, storage tank units is the fact that the tankless unit takes up far less space.

Without the need for a bulky water tank, you can open up so much extra floor space in your utility closet, garage, or basement.

Tankless water heaters are so small that they can be easily hidden in little corners, or even installed outside your home to save even more space. Call Affordable Plumbing Sewer and Drain whenever you are ready to switch to a tankless water heater.

Make sure to do your own research as well, to find the best water heating system for your home. Give us a call today at (251) 990-5248 to speak with a plumbing contractor in Fairhope today about tankless water heater installation.