One of the more costly home repairs you will face as a homeowner is the replacement of your water heater. They don’t last forever and they do tend to give out at the most inopportune times. However, there is an alternative to the tall, wide and round water tank that sits in the corner of your utility room eating up so much space. Plus, as it sits, it is virtually a ticking time bomb slowly dying and one day will completely cease operating.
That alternative is a tankless water heater. If you are asking yourself, “Why should I use a tankless model?” The plumbing professionals at Rapid Plumbing can answer that with this short list of benefits:
Less Energy Lost
A stand up hot water heater is so large because it has a reservoir of heated water. That pre-heated water is sitting, waiting for you to use it. A tankless water heater does not use a reservoir which in turn cuts down on the amount of energy lost from the time the water sits between uses.
In other words, the stored heat gets transferred through the tank and out into the air around it. A tankless system does not require this which makes it much more energy efficient. It won’t waste energy sitting, waiting and hoping that someone will use some of the water it has stored inside.
There is no getting around the fact that a tankless water heating system is going to cost you more at the initial investment phase than a new water tank. However, because it is not a large storage tank with heating elements and other parts that can breakdown over time, a tankless system will last longer.
In fact, tankless systems have a far greater lifespan than a water heater. The average water heater lasts ten years. Tankless systems far exceed that. In fact, with a tankless system, you may never have to replace it for as long as you own your home or business.
Saves You Money
When you factor in the longer lifespan of a tankless water heating system along with the energy efficient operation, you will see a saving. In fact, when stretched over the life of the system, a tankless water heater will save you far more than a stand up tank ever could. You won’t be spending as much on utilities to keep the tank of water warm and ready and you won’t have the additional cost of parts replacement (heating elements) or the tank itself after it gives out in about a decade.
Find Out if a Tankless Water Heater Is For You
For more information on why you should use a tankless water heater contact the plumbing professionals at Rapid Plumbing today. Schedule an appointment to have a representative stop by your home or business to take a look at your present hot water heating system. They will be able to advise you on the best way to install and utilize a tankless system based on your existing layout. Call Rapid Plumbing today at 1-800-997-2743 for details.