Are you in need of a new water heater? If so, you should consider making the switch to tankless. If you’ve always had a conventional model, you may be hesitant to try something new, but here are some reasons that may convince you otherwise:
Benefits of Switching to Tankless
- Endless hot water. If you’ve ever planned on taking a long, hot bath after work only to find out that all the hot water has been used up, then you know how frustrating a storage tank water heater can be. A conventional model stores hot water in a tank — but when that water runs out, you have to wait until the tank is full and all the water is heated before you’ll have hot water again. With a tankless water heater, the water is run over a heating element as soon as hot water is demanded at the point of use. That means you’ll never have to wait for hot water again — and the water won’t turn cold in the middle of a shower, either.
- Longer lifespan. A storage tank water heater has an average lifespan of 12-15 years. A tankless model, however, has a lifespan of around 20 years, so your investment lasts much longer.
- Less maintenance. A storage tank water heater requires considerable maintenance. In addition to scheduling annual tune ups, you need to regularly perform maintenance yourself. Part of this maintenance involves flushing out the tank, which can be a lengthy job. A tankless water heater still requires maintenance, but far less. You might have to clean it once or twice a year yourself, but the main thing is to schedule annual maintenance by a professional plumber who can keep the appliance clean and in good working order.
- No leaks. It’s also important to note that with a tankless water heater, you don’t run the same risk of water damage as with a storage tank model. If a storage tank model leaks, it needs to be replaced, which is a significant cost. Plus, the resulting water damage can lead to thousands of dollars of repairs to your home.
- Energy efficiency. Because a tankless water heater doesn’t have to keep a full tank water heated, it consumes far less energy than a tankless model. That means you’ll reduce your carbon footprint. Since a tankless water heater consumes less energy than a conventional one, you’ll notice that your energy bills will be lower at the end of each month.
How Rebmann Can Help
Here at Rebmann, we want to make switching to tankless easy for you. From choosing a model that best suits the needs of your home to installation, we’ve got you covered!
To learn more about tankless water heaters, or to have one installed into your home today, give Rebmann Plumbing!