Hot water is something we often take for granted. It is there when you need it, right? Maybe not. If you have ever experienced a cold shower after you’ve run out of hot water, you know the discomfort and inconvenience. Having hot water on demand with a tankless water heater might be the option you want in your home.
Why You Should Install a Tankless Water Heater in Your Home
It’s time to replace your water heater.
The biggest reason you might run out of hot water is if your water heater breaks. You don’t want that to happen so consider the age. Conventional water heaters last approximately 8 to 10 years. If yours is on its last leg, take the time now to investigate your options. You’ll have the benefit of planning ahead. This will help you choose the right option for your lifestyle.
Going green can save you money.
Even if you have a few more years left on your conventional water heater, replacing it with a tankless unit can be beneficial due to its energy savings. Whereas the conventional water heater stores hot water in a tank, the tankless unit heats water on demand. Without the need to continuously keep water hot in a tank, you will use less energy. Your estimated savings is approximately 10 to 30%. And green improvements such as those that save energy are popular upgrades which help to increase your home’s value.
You’ll have hot water on demand.
With a tankless water heater, the unit will bypass the tank, heat water on demand, and route the heated water directly to your taps or appliances. You will no longer be limited by the size of a conventional water heater’s tank. That tank could take 30 minutes to heat up water. In contrast, when you bypass the tank, water will be heated when you need it and you can essentially have all the hot water you’ll want throughout the day. Just think, you’ll be able to take as long a shower as you want and then have hot water for dishes, laundry, and many other tasks!
You can make more room for storage.
The small size of a tankless water heater is a nice advantage. If you are cramming your things into corners or stuffing your closets, you know how important storage is. With the new unit, you will get rid of the bulky tank that is often taking up space in a closet or basement. That space can now be used for storage. The new unit will be compact and lightweight. An electric unit is the equivalent size of a briefcase that can be mounted on a wall or fit beneath a sink.
High Priority Plumbing can assist you with choosing the best water heater for your lifestyle. We install all types of water heaters including tankless water heaters. We can help you evaluate the different units and factor in specifics such as temperature, flow rate, capacity, energy supply, and budget. For more information, contact our Atlanta office at 770.860.8110 or our Savannah office at 912.373.7707.