If you’re getting a new water heater, you may want to consider other types instead of the basic tank models. One of the more common types is the tankless water heater. Instead of storing and heating water in a tank, they boil and heat water as it moves through the pipe into your home. The best kind of water heater depends on your living situation, but these models have some advantages over tank models.
Here are 5 reasons you should consider getting a tankless water heater:
The tank that comes with tank water heaters can take up a lot of space. Tankless water heaters don’t have this tank and consequentially take up about a third as much space. Also, they’re lighter and smaller than other models, some reaching only five pounds. They can also be mounted on a wall to save even more space.
Save money and the environment
On average, tankless models use about 10% less energy than the average tank model. In a four-person household, this can result in triple-digit savings over the water heater’s lifespan. There’s also the possibility of rebates for switching to a more energy-efficient solution.
The interiors of water heater tanks can get pretty nasty. Hard water and sediment can leave behind lots of stains inside the tank. Also, sediment often builds up inside the tank, especially near the bottom around the heating element. Some of the other problems sediment causes include corroding the tank until it leaks or rust gets in the water, making loud noises, and making the water heater inefficient. Tankless water heaters don’t have to worry about having a tank that can get damaged or dirty.
Instant hot water
Tankless water heaters don’t store and heat water in a tank to use. Instead, they heat water as it goes to your faucet. Tank water heaters also heat water when you want it, but it takes a bit of time to heat the water, resulting in wasted water. Re-circling pumps can help you save the water, but now you’re wasting electricity and energy. An average tankless water heater can comfortably supply a full-sized three bedroom two bathroom home with water.
Longer lifespan; fewer breakdowns
On average, a tank water heater can last anywhere from eight to fifteen years. Many factors can cause this number to vary. Some of these include the installation quality, how often it gets maintenance, and the water’s quality. Tankless water heaters, under optimal conditions, can last for over twenty years. They can partially attribute their long lifespan to requiring less maintenance. This means you can save money on potential breakdowns. Also, manufacturers usually give longer-lasting warranties to tankless water heaters because they have longer lifespans.
Why call Papalia to service my plumbing?
When you choose Papalia Home Services for water heater repair and replacement services, you’re choosing a top-rated, family-owned company that’s been serving Boston’s Metro West for more than 26 years. We’re dedicated to keeping our customers happy by providing the very best water heater repair and replacement services for their homes or businesses. Call Papalia today to order your tankless water heater!