Tired of running out of hot water? Too many teenagers taking long showers? There are numerous reasons to seriously consider investing in a tankless hot water heater. In order to make a sound, confident and informed decision, it is important to understand the benefits of one over the other.
Here are a few reasons for making the investment of converting to a tankless hot water heater:
They take up less space
The standard size is 28 inches tall by 20 inches wide and 10 inches deep compared to a tank that usually measures about 60 inches tall and 24 inches wide. They are so compact that they can fit in small spaces.
No more waiting for hot water
Tankless hot water heaters provide continuous hot water as long as there is fuel or energy to heat it. Water is heated just when it is needed and for as long as it is required, therefore no more having to wait for water to be heated to have a shower.
Unlike traditional tank style water heaters which continuously use energy to maintain a hot water supply, the tankless water heater only uses energy when you turn on a tap or when you need to use an appliance. By heating water only on demand, tankless units can reduce energy by 24-34 percent! This allows for lower energy bills.
They last longer
These units last up to two times longer that a traditional tank. One reason for this is because they don’t have to be powered on all of the time. A tankless water heater isn’t continually working to keep a tank full of water hot. With proper maintenance, a tankless water heater can offer up to 20 years of lasting use. They are more durable, safer and have a lower risk of leaking. They require very little maintenance depending on the quality of your water supply. In general, they can function for 4-5 years without maintenance, whereas a water tank requires annual maintenance. More savings…$$
They are convenient
Nowadays, there are some models that have Wi-Fi capability which allows you to monitor and control the units via smartphones.
Perform several tasks at the same time
Several things in your home require hot water. In addition to your showers, there’s also the sinks, your dishwasher, and your washing machine. If you’re trying to perform several tasks at the same time (such as bathing your child and running the dishwasher), the hot water in a tank water heater can run out quickly. The more tasks you try to do at once, the faster the hot water will run out. Tankless water heaters provide you with an endless supply of hot water, making multi-tasking a breeze.
In summary, a tankless water heater can provide you with all of the hot water your family needs on demand, and there’s no fear that you’ll run out at the worst possible moment. If you’re in the market for replacing your water heater, now is a great time to consider going tankless. Take a look at the comparison below:
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Here at Thermal Concepts we install the Rinnai brand of tankless water heaters. To learn more on how you can replace your traditional hot water tank with a Rinnai tankless water heater contact us today:
151 Applewood Cres # 18
Vaughan, ON, Canada