If you feel that heating water in a big tank in your basement might be the main reason you’ve been paying huge energy bills, then you need to think in the direction of a tankless water heater system. Tankless water heaters (also called Instantaneous or demand-type water heaters) have myriad benefits, including but not limited to:
Energy Saving and Low Operating Costs
Although you are going to spend more to get a tankless water and the associated plumbing that is associated with it, your operating and maintenance costs down the line will make up for it. A tankless water heater is going to heat your water on demand or instantaneously—when you are in need for hot water. In other words, with a tankless water heater, you are not going to waste your money heating water in a tank that’s just lying idle for someone to heat it. What’s more, with a tankless water heater, you will not lose heat that’s sitting in the tank—tank that’s still going to lose heat and require constant heating even if there are insulations.
A typical tank that’s well cared for is supposed to last for between 10 and 13 years. On the contrary, tankless water heaters can last for up to 20 years. Accordingly, if you are planning to stay in your current residence for a while, tankless water heaters provide the best solutions. Even if you don’t plan to stay for long, tankless water heater options is going to provide you with an opportunity to amass overall cost savings for a new home.
Traditional water heaters are approximately 60″ tall and 24″ wide. Such a bulky metal is going to consume precious space in your home where space is a valuable commodity. In comparison, a tankless water heater can be 28” tall by 20” wide—the size of large computer.
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