The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater
Water heaters are something that every home needs, and needs around the year. Whether it’s a hot summer or cold winter day outside, you will still need to rely on a supply of heated water from the taps, showerheads, and for the appliances around the house to take care of numerous daily tasks.
For many decades, the standard water heater model for homes was the storage tank water heater, which keeps a supply of water continually heated so it’s ready for immediate use. But another type of water heater has gained in popularity, the tankless model. These water heaters apply heat to the water as it moves through the pipes, rather than storing it. Essentially, water is heated up “on demand” as it is needed.
So what is the benefit of using this kind of water heater? Actually, there are several:
- Energy savings: Because a tankless water heater only heats up hot water when there’s a demand for it, it consumes far less energy than a tank water heater that must continuously apply heat to the water in its tank to make up for standby heat loss. You’ll save money on your bills every month thanks to a tankless system.
- Never run out of hot water: Since there’s no supply of hot water that can run out, a tankless system will always have hot water available. Whenever you need hot water, the system simply heats up more.
- Extended system life: Tankless water heaters will last much longer than conventional water heaters because they use less energy and don’t suffer from the stress of storing a large amount of water.
- Small size: No more massive storage tank! A tankless water heater is a small unit that attaches to the wall, freeing up space in your home.