Yes, it’s true! A tankless water heater can provide you with a limitless supply of hot water. You can take a hot shower for days if you wish. A tankless water heater can be more energy-efficient and certainly takes up less room.
A standard water heater, whether it’s gas or electric, takes up a good bit of space. Most water heaters are at least 5 feet tall and 2 feet or more in diameter. A tankless water heater is much smaller and is mounted on the wall, which frees up floor space.
A tankless water heater will heat water as you need it. A regular water heater keeps water hot all the time even if you’re not using it. This takes a nice chunk of electricity. You can save even more electricity by installing a “point of use” water heater where it’s needed most. This is similar to the kitchen sink, where you can fill a cup with water hot enough to brew tea without using the stove or microwave.
How many times have you had to delay taking a shower or running the dishwasher until the water was hot again? With a tankless water heater, you can run a few things at once — but only a few. A tankless water heater has a flow rate of usually 2-5 gallons of water a minute. If you use too many appliances and, thereby, exceed that flow rate, you will lose some hot water. If you have a large house with multiple bathrooms, you may consider getting more than one tankless water heater.
Save on Maintenance
Just like anything else in your home, a tankless water heater requires maintenance. About once a year, have it inspected and cleaned out, and make sure all the parts are in good shape. This will keep it free from mineral deposits and calcium buildup. It will also put you ahead of the game, knowing your system is in good shape and that, most likely, no surprises are coming up.
Save on Warranty
Tankless water heaters generally last much longer than standard water heaters and have longer warranties. This is another area in which you can save money.
Save on Total Cost
A tankless water heater can be more costly to install than a standard water heater, and it does cost more than a standard water heater. In the long run, however, you should save money because they last up to five to 10 years longer than standard water heaters.
For more information about tankless water heaters and other plumbing issues, call Flow Plumbing to speak with one of our plumbers. To make the deal sweeter, we offer a Flow ‘n Glow guarantee. We will leave the immediate area surrounding the repair looking better than it did before the repair. We will never leave your house a mess. Call us at (214) 388-8838.