Hot water is heavily relied on in households and can be one of the largest utility expenses in a home. To keep this cost down, homeowners are constantly looking for ways to improve their system to increase efficiency and reduce utility bills. An easy way to do this is by replacing a standard water heater with a tankless option. Are you unfamiliar with the benefits of tankless water heaters? Don’t fret! We have you covered.
A standard water heater is 40-60 gallons and is typically around 5 feet tall, which can take up a decent amount of space in your basement that could be better utilized for storage. A tankless water heater takes up much less space and is typically no larger than a desktop computer.
Although the original cost of a tankless water heater is more expensive than that of a standard water heater, installing a tankless option will save you more money overall thanks to their energy efficiency. A standard water heater stores water inside of it and stands idle when no one is using it to keep the water warm, decreasing efficiency, whereas a tankless water heats the water only when you need it and use up to 50% less energy.
Unlimited Source of Hot Water
How many times have you gotten into the shower after someone only to be left with freezing cold water in the midst of winter? Even during the hot summer months cold showers aren’t ideal. When this happens, it’s because the hot water in your hot water heater has been drained and it needs to re-fill. Since a tankless water heater does not store any water in it’s system and heats water on demand when you need it, you’ll never run out of hot water again!
Extended Life Span
A typical hot water heater’s lifespan is around 10-15 and as it gets older, serious issues will arise. On the other hand, a tankless water heater’s average lifespan is 20 years meaning you’re getting your money’s worth when installing one in your home. Since it doesn’t have a tank, you’ll also eliminate any potential leaks making it a safer option!
Cleaner Water Supply
The water in a standard water heater can sit in the tank for an extended period of time and can easily be contaminated by the sediment build up and rust from the interior of the tank. With a tankless option, water isn’t sitting in a tank and runs through the system when it’s needed, keeping it cleaner.
Are you ready to say goodbye to your standard water heater and switch to a tankless option? Call us today at (781) 933-7878 to get your free estimate!