Has your hot water heater been acting up lately? Do you often run out of hot water when you need it the most? Does your current model have a large tank that takes up valuable space or leaks? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need a replacement. While searching for a newer, more efficient model, you may want to consider upgrading to a tankless system. Not only are they incredibly efficient, they guarantee that you will never run out of hot water again!
How Tankless Works
Tankless water heaters are often referred to as “on demand models.” This is because the water is heated when you request it! Typical models burn fuel 24/7, even when you aren’t using them. Tankless models burn fuel intermittently, only heating up when you request hot water from your sink, shower, or hot water appliances.
To warm up the water, tankless models use a heat exchanger. When water begins to flow, the exchanger is activated. Water flows through the exchanger, and it heats the cold water to the temperature that you have it set to. This saves you water and energy, and guarantees that you will never run out of hot water again!
Benefits of Switching to Tankless
- Endless supply. If you’ve ever planned on taking a long, hot bath after work only to find out that all the hot water has been used up, then you know how frustrating a storage tank water heater can be. A conventional model stores hot water in a tank — but when that water runs out, you have to wait until the tank is full and all the water is heated before you’ll have hot water again. With hot water on demand, you’ll never have to worry about running out again.
- Longer lifespan. A water heater with a storage tank typically lasts 12 to 15 years. Tankless models, however, can last around 20 years. Why wouldn’t you want to invest in an appliance that will work longer?
- Increased efficiency. Because there isn’t always a full tank being heated, tankless models consume far less energy.
- Less maintenance. In addition to scheduling annual tune ups, you need to regularly perform maintenance on a storage tank water heater yourself including flushing out the tank. A tankless water heater still requires maintenance, but far less!
- Less chance of leak. because there’s always water inside of them, storage tanks are more likely to leak. Tankless models only deliver water as you need it, so the chance of a leak is less likely.
- Save on your utilities. Since a tankless water heater consumes less energy than a conventional one, you’ll notice that your energy bills will be lower at the end of each month.
How Will’s Can Help
Here at Will’s All Pro, we want you to have access to hot water whenever you need it. When it comes to a new hot water heater installation, our years of experience in heating and plumbing mean that our staff understands your family’s water needs and space limitations. With our expert water heater installation, once it is in place the only time you’ll think of your water heater is when you step into a hot shower.
For water heater services, or to upgrade to a tankless system, call Will’s All Pro Plumbing & Air Conditioning today!