Over the last 10 years tankless water heaters have grown in popularity with homeowners across Charlotte. Many homeowners are experiencing the advantages of tankless water heaters over traditional tank units. If you are in the market for a water heater it’s important that you understand why a tankless water heater may be a wise choice for your home.
Say Goodbye To Cold Showers
If you have more than 4 family members in your home, chances are the battle for hot water rages on. Trying to fit everybody’s schedule in the morning is nearly impossible without somebody ending up with cold water. A tankless water heater solves that problem instantly. Tankless systems do not rely on reserve water hot water in a tank, but rather heat the water instantly as it passes through the unit. Therefore there is always hot water at your disposal
Higher Rate of Distribution
Since tankless water heaters create hot water on demand it’s possible to perform several activities at once while utilizing the tank. For instance you can run the dishwasher, washing machine, and have 3 showers all going on at the same time, and the system will continue producing hot water without ever running out. Tankless systems are designed for high volume distribution.
Tankless Heaters Last Longer
A traditional tank water heater carries a 6-10 year warranty and lasts up to a decade. By comparison, a tankless unit can have 10-15 years warranty and last up to two decades. They’re a much greater investment in the long run. With this in mind, a tankless unit instantly adds value to your home.
The average traditional tank heater will take 2-3 minutes to produce hot water, and 20-30 minutes to refill the reserve. With tankless units, however, there is no more waiting for the water to heat up. It happens instantly. Not only does this save you time with the ability to get in and out quickly, but it also save you wasted water going down the drain while you wait for the hot water to finally arrive. This is a far more efficient method of heating water.
It’s simple: tankless units run far more efficiently and use less energy than a tank unit. Since they use less water and run more efficiently then that is money back in your pocket each month. It is estimated that the average tankless water heater helps you save up to 30% more annually.
A Space Saver
Tankless water heaters are about 1/5 the size of a traditional tank unit. They can generally be mounted on the wall and connected to your water. And because they are safer than tank heaters, they can be placed in areas that are recommended to keep your tank heater away from.
As a tank heater gets older the reserve can rust and create contamination in the water. This problem is instantly solved with tankless heaters. With tankless systems you get cleaner water that is safer to drink and bathe with.
If you have any questions about the pros and cons of tankless water heaters then contact a W. H. Hobbs Inc. technician today. With one on-site visit, our Charlotte Plumber can assess you home’s needs and then go over all the advantages of a tankless water heater in your home.