19 Sep Why We Love Tankless Hot Water Heaters (And You Should Too)
Where is your hot water heater? Is it taking up so much space that it turns your two car garage into a one car? Or worse is it in an upstairs utility closet or say it ain’t so…your attic? The harsh reality is that most homeowner’s insurance claims are due to non-weather related water damage. So that upstairs water heater could wreak some serious havoc on your home.
Saving your home from a space stealing ticking time bomb is just one reason to consider making the switch to tankless. First let’s look at signs that you may need a new hot water heater and then we’ll dive into why tankless hot water heaters live up to the hype.
Signs You May Need A New Hot Water Heater
- Leaking or moisture around the unit – even if seemingly minor
- Rusty or discolored water
- Unusual noise from the unit or pipes when hot water is in use
- Excessive delays in warming water
- Quickly running out of hot water
- Corrosion or rust in or around unit
Why We Love Tankless Hot Water Heaters
Aside from being more energy and cost efficient over its lifespan than a traditional water heater, at roughly the size of an average suitcase, tankless water heaters require less physical space than that of a traditional hot water heater. This frees up more usable space for your home. In addition to using less energy and being better for the environment, service calls for tankless water heaters consist of replacement parts rather than replacing the entire unit as you would with a traditional hot water heater. Let’s break down the differences between Traditional and Tankless hot water heaters:
Traditional Hot Water Heaters
- Less expensive to install
- Water is constantly being heated and stored driving up energy costs
- Limited amount of available hot water
Tankless Water Heaters
- Hot water on demand
- Monthly energy savings
- Less expensive maintenance compared to traditional water heater
- More expensive upfront cost
- Longer lifespan than traditional water heater
If you are interested in saving money on monthly utility bills and conserving energy and you’re tired of waiting for and running out of hot water, then making the switch to tankless my be something to consider. Our advice: shop around for installation costs and ensure that you use a knowledgeable plumbing technician when removing your traditional unit and installing your new tankless hot water heater.