Energy Savings, More Space, and Great ROI
You may have heard about tankless water heaters from a friend or family member that has one. And surely, if they have already gone through the installation process, they are enjoying every second of having one in their home. But why? What about tankless water heaters makes them so great?
10 Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters
- Endless hot water: Perhaps its greatest feature, tankless water heaters provide endless hot water. Because there’s no storage tank, you no longer have to wait for water to heat up.
- No flooding: Again, due to the absence of a storage tank, a tankless unit will not leak water when it needs repairs.
- Longer life: A tankless water heater will give you 15-20 good years, while a conventional system is pushed to its limit at about 12.
- No sediment or odor: Sediment is formed at the bottom of a storage tank and is often what leads to the conventional water heater’s demise. With a tankless, though, you won’t see this problem – or experience any funny odor smells in your water.
- Consistent temperature: There won’t be any cold water entering the stream because water passes over a heating element before reaching the tap. This way, you consistently get the same temperature every time you request it.
- Energy efficiency: Do you know what it means for a water heater to have an efficiency rating? We’ll break it down for you. In a conventional water heater, generally the highest efficiency rating is about 75%. This means that 75% of its energy is being used to heat the water, and 25% is being wasted. In a tankless, up to 95% of the energy is used – so les is wasted and you save money!
- More space: Because most tankless units are only about the size of a carry on suitcase, you can fit them almost anywhere in your home (that makes sense!) – a closet, on the wall, etc. No more big, bulky, tanks taking up all your space.
- Great for resale: The more “modern conveniences” you have in your home, the better resale value you’ll receive.
- No cracks or leaks: The most common way traditional water heaters leak is through cracks in the tank. Because you don’t have a tank, you won’t be experiencing any leaks coming directly from the tankless.
- Big return on investment: When you first hear the installation cost of a tankless, it might surprise you. But, keep listening – over the course of its life (so 20 years), you will save upwards of $1700 in energy costs alone. This doesn’t even include the money you will save from not having to replace a traditional one, since the tankless lasts longer!
For more information on tankless water heaters, or to request a consultation, call Stewart Plumbing today!