Tankless water heaters are becoming the product of choice over the traditional hot water heaters. Consider the several advantages of a tankless water heater.
Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless heaters use up less energy as it heats up water only when you turn the faucet or shower on. This means more savings for your household, aside from the fact that you are helping the environment in conserving energy. Imagine needlessly keeping about 50 gallons of water hot in a storage tank versus using heat only as needed. This translates to earth-friendly efficiency. Energy savings will be about 30-50% more. You also enjoy a steady hot water supply as needed.
Tankless water heaters take up significantly less space than units with tanks, thus you can be more flexible with the installation. You can install a small water heater in a closet or under a cabinet, nearer to area of usage.
Cleaner, Safer Water
When you use water from a tank, you are using stored water with a possible build-up of scale and rust. This does not have to be the case with a tankless water heater.
Reliable and Durable
Tankless water heaters last much longer by 5-10 years, even more.
As for the disadvantages of a tankless water heater, the main concern is the initial, out-of-the-pocket cost. The tankless types can cost up to three times more. There might also be additional installation costs, like adding a natural gas line for gas heaters or possibly installing additional circuit for electric models.
Considering these costs may be overwhelming, but consider the long-term benefits. With a traditional storage tank heater, you might have to replace it again in approximately 10 years. This plus the monthly cost add-on to your energy bill by 40% more. Tankless water heaters give significantly more years of use.
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