Over the past few years, there have been vast improvements in water heater technology. Many homeowners are now getting rid of their old tank-style water heaters and upgrading to efficient tankless water heaters. Here’s a quick look at what you’ll get with a top-of-the-line tankless water heater:
Storage water heaters rarely last over ten years without needing a replacement. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, can last 20 years or longer. The difference is that storage water heaters generally have to be completely replaced when they malfunction, while it’s easy to switch out parts in a tankless water heater.
Increased Storage Space
If you’re having difficulty finding enough storage space in your home, consider making the switch to a tankless water heater. Instead of taking up an entire utility closet, a tankless water heater only occupies a small area on the wall.
Though tankless water heaters generally cost more to install, they can save you up to $80 a year on utilities. While tank-style water heaters waste energy by heating water constantly, tankless water heaters draw water through a heat exchanger only when a water fixture is turned on.
Endless Hot Water
The problem with storage water heaters is that they eventually run out of hot water, interfering with long showers or dishwashing sessions. Tankless water heaters, however, never run out of hot water. The only drawback is that most tankless systems aren’t sophisticated enough to handle multiple hot water demands at one time, so if you have a large family, you may need to invest in more than one unit.
If you have any questions about implementing a tankless water heater into your home, don’t hesitate to contact Parker & Sons, Inc. of Phoenix by calling (602) 273-7247.