Unlike ordinary water heaters, tankless water heaters heat water directly. Since they don’t need tanks to store water, they don’t have the same standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters. But how can you know if a tankless water heater is right for your home? In this post, R.A. Biel Plumbing and Heating, an expert in new air conditioning systems and plumbing, explains what you need to know about the benefits of tankless water heaters.
Better Energy Efficiency
Using a tankless water heater can improve your home’s energy efficiency. With a tankless heater, you don’t have to worry about spending money on heating water that’s then stored and never used. A tankless water heater provides hot water on demand, only when you need it. It doesn’t need to constantly reheat water that’s sitting idly in a tank.
As plumbing repair experts, we highly recommend tankless water heaters if space is a concern. Traditional water heaters generally take up a lot of space, with a bulky metal tank that can be a hassle for smaller homes. A tankless water heater, on the other hand, is much smaller. about the size of a large computer. A typical model would be 28 inches tall, 10 inches deep and 20 inches wide. This smaller size gives you a lot more storage space.
Longer Life Span
An ordinary water heater can last for up to 13 years. In comparison, a tankless water heater can keep going for up to 20 years with regular maintenance. If you plan on staying in your current home for a long period of time, then a tankless water heater is a great investment, allowing you to save a significant amount of money on the water heater replacement fee.
At R.A. Biel Plumbing and Heating, we’re your leading provider of plumbing, new heating installation and other HVAC services. We’ve been in business for over 30 years, so we know how to deal with all sorts of heating, cooling and plumbing problems. Our technicians are NATE® certified as well. Give us a call at (505) 672-7888 or (970) 884-3358, or fill out our contact form to learn more about our outstanding products and services.