Traditional water heaters function well, but they do have their limitations. For instance, they can take a long time to heat more water once your tank is empty. If you don’t use a lot of hot water or go on vacation, you will also pay more to reheat the stored water. Tankless water heaters are a great choice if you deal with these issues often. Here are some issues they can solve.
Your average water heater with a storage tank tends to last about 10-15 years. Once it starts getting up there, you will need to replace it or you may deal with messy repairs as it develops leaks.
Instant Hot Water
One of the best features of a tankless water heater is the ability to have hot water on demand. While the average unit can’t handle multiple showers and a dishwasher at once, they do offer plenty of hot water without a huge wait. Typical water heaters can run out of stored hot water and leave you dealing with a cold shower. A tankless heater doesn’t have this issue. This makes them great for households where people take showers at different times.
While tankless heaters are a bit more expensive up front, they do offer massive savings on your energy bill. Since they only heat water when you need it, you won’t see much wasted hot water. With your average water heater, they have to reheat the stored water to keep it at the right temperature. If you are out of the house or on vacation, you are paying to keep that water hot. A tankless heater avoids this problem by only heating on demand.
These savings are great for small households that use less hot water. If you don’t use hot water very often, you will pay for it with a standard water heater. Tankless systems are perfect for small households that only need enough hot water for a few showers and maybe a load of dishes in a day.
Your typical water heater takes up a lot of space with the storage tank. Tankless water heaters take up much less space. Most are mounted on the wall and can fit in a much smaller area. If you want to have more usable space in your garage or basement, a tankless water heater is a great choice. This also makes it a great choice for older homes like we have in some parts of Redding.
Tankless water heaters are great for households that don’t need large amounts of hot water at the same time. They are also great for families that spend a lot of time out of the house. If you are ready to install a tankless water heater, contact Steve Beaton Plumbing. Our expert plumbers can install your tankless water heater and keep it running well.